a breech-loaded .45 caliber rifle adopted in 1871 as the standard British service weapon, using a center-fire metallic cartridge filled with black powder.
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How to use Martini-Henry in a sentence
As a weapon of precision the Snider is perhaps preferable to the Martini-Henry; but, of course, this is matter of opinion.Hints on the Use and Handling of Firearms Generally, and the Revolver in Particular | Lieut. H. Onslow Curling
I therefore loaded my Mannlicher, and my bearer did likewise with the Martini-Henry.In the Forbidden Land | Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Cartridge-belts were over their left shoulders, and Martini-Henry rifles, carried muzzle foremost, on their right.An Australian in China | George Ernest Morrison
They were armed with the short Martini-Henry carbine, and drilled with equal steadiness to the European troopers.The Story of the Zulu Campaign | Waller Ashe
But there must have been several hundreds, and a very large portion were armed with Snider and Martini-Henry rifles.The Relief of Chitral | George John Younghusband