Greener Martini Henry

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  1. Charlie the sniper

    Charlie the sniper New Member

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    I was talking to a friend last night (nite), some how the movie "ZULU" came into our conversation, and I told him that I had always wanted a Martini Henry rifle. He told me that another friend of ours (firearms dealer) keeps a stock of them, in different calibers. Then my friend said, do you want a Martini Henry (greener sg) shotgun. "How much" I asked, it's free if you want it :D:D:D:D
    So my shotgun licence application was posted to the police today .(Daft UK gun Laws).

    I was wondering, if anybody on this forum, owns/uses one of these shotguns.
    It's 12g not the silly Egyptian police issue.

    A photo of a Greener SG Martini Henry.

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  2. Enfield

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    Hi Charlie
    I have not used one but there are a few about over here in NZ, I think in common with most Martinis they have a very strong action and should go on for ever.

    I have worked on a few Martinis and have just found that they full of crap in the action so when you get it would pay to strip it down and give it a good clean up.

    I don't know if the Greener is exactly the same but this web site gives some good instructions on stripping them down

    http://www.martinihenry.com/apart.htm

    Cheers

    Enfield
  3. Hammerslagger

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    I am not certain, but I think a few of these came to the USA with shorter than normal (and of course unchoked) barrels for use as "Line throwing Guns".

    Pictures or possibly Gun Show examples had a wood storage chest with several large diameter arrows and light rope.

    I think some may have been used by the USN and/or US Coast Guard.
  4. Charlie the sniper

    Charlie the sniper New Member

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    Thanks for the link (Enfield) and I would like to find out if the USN or Coastguard used them (Hammerslagger).
    I now have my Greener, and I really enjoy shooting it. Now I'm thinking about a Martini Henry rifle.
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    I don't think the USN ever used them.
  6. Charlie the sniper

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  8. b0ng0man

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    i have the mark 3 police greener and the gp takedown.
    the gp takes the longer 12g cartridge 2 3/4
    the police one only 2 1/2 so no solids in the police gun.the ppolice gun is history and functional the gp its just an awesome all arounder accurate and reliable.steff
  9. Charlie the sniper

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    And one was used in the movie "JAWS".
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