The Martini-Henry For Queen And Empire; The British military Martini-Henry, Martini-Metford and Martini-Enfield rifles and carbines; the definitive history of their development and service, 1869-1904 by Neil Aspinshaw.
Hardcover laminated wipe clean printed case; 11 1/8" x 8 3/4", 256 pages, 260 full color illustrations. ISBN 978-0-9960731-2-7. Published by the Tharston Press, an imprint of International Military Antiques, Inc.
When the Martini Henry rifle was formally introduced into the British Army in October 1874 after five years of evaluation, It was hailed as the most perfect rifle of its time. Never before was a rifle to be subjected to such a baptism of fire that the Martini rifle was to endure; battling not the European enemy it had primarily been designed to fight, but foes whos methods and tactics were to test the ability of the British infantryman and Sailor to the limit.
This long awaited book is a complete History of the British Military Martini Henry rifles and Carbines, in all its Calibers from 1869 to 1903. It covers the Bayonets, the Ammunition, the jamming, the failed projects, the manufacturers, the politics, the battles and the men that were to be forever linked in its story.
In 256 luxurious full color pages, embellished with 260 photographs and 156,000 words, Author Neil Aspinshaw’s 8 year study into The Weapon that forged an Empire, reaches new heights in hitherto unpublished research, information and understanding into one of the most talked about and lauded rifles of Queen Victoria’s reign.