Obsolete Calibre Swiss Martini Rifle SN. 0115 -
Obsolete Calibre Swiss 9 x 70mm R Calibre Martini Target Rifle by F. Grunder of Thun in good condition. Excellent bore and full working, strong action, and double set triggers. The rear forward furniture has a small piece missing, hence price. The Martini system was used all over the world and first entered service with the British Empire in 1871 and remained in use with some colonial troops until the early 1920s. The large calibre .577/450 bullet could cause terrible injury at ranges out to 1800 metres and by all accounts the Martini could shoot accurately out to close to these ranges when used by British `Lifers’. They are still in use in some of the more arcane parts of the world and have even been recovered in Taliban weapon caches in Afghanistan recently! Obsolete calibre, no licence required.