Martini-Henry Type II: Hand-Made Striker
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Original Item: IMA has found a cache of original, British-made Martini-Henry strikers among the material from Nepal. In a Martini-Henry, the striker and striker spring are the two parts most often needing replacement. Until now, replacements have been unavailable for many years. The strikers come in two models, but all strikers are compatible with all models of the rifle. Many are marked with the month and year of manufacture and are apparently spares. Most show no evidence of use. We have sorted them according the model and the markings on the striker. The basic division is between the type II, which has lightening cuts, and the type III, which does not have the cuts.
We have also found a number of locally made, and apparently hand made, strikers. We are offering these at a low price as curiosities, not to be used in a rifle. Many of this group looks like they would not fit into the Martini breechblock.
Apparently made locally, where the rifles were used, these probably will not fit into the breech block. OFFERED AS COLLECTORS ITEMS ONLY, NOT FOR USE.