"a loaded Martini-Henry"
1867 Martini-Henry rifle
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The Martini-Henry was a breech-loading single-shot lever-actuated rifle, combining an action developed by Friedrich von Martini with the rifled barrel designed by Alexander Henry. It was adopted by the British Army in 1871 as a replacement for the Snider-Enfield, with variants used throughout the British Empire for over thirty years.