This was the third or fourth in my collection. The sales slip in my record book says I bought it in '92 for $125.00. Wish I could get a few more at that price. Anyway I don't think I have ever posted it before. It is chambered for 45-70. While in very rough shape, it has a good amount of finish left. The action is very tight with a nice bore. Its been several years now but I have fired it.
I went to great pains taking these two pictures in order to not get my feet in them. Nearly did the splits. My shop floor really could stand to be refinished.
Not much of a sight. Reminds me of the style used on the smooth bore Martinis. This carbine does have Henry style rifling.
The buttstock is interesting with US painted on the heel and a British stamped buttplate. I suspect both are not original to the carbine based on the holes drilled in the receiver. I saw another Martini with such holes. That one had a homemade stock. Rather than drill a hole for the drawbolt, the receiver was drilled and wood screws used to secure the stock. This was probably what happened to this one.