Here is a very interesting piece and it could be the basis of a vintage style target rifle. This is a MARTINI-HENRY action made in 1888. it may have originally been a 577/450. The left side of the action tells a different story. The markings indicate it was converted to a TARGET RIFLE by the LONDON SMAL ARMS CO LTD for the SOCIETY OF MINIATURE RIFLE CLUBS. It also bears the crest of the SMRC and their motto "LOOKING FORWARD. I do not know what work was done to the action, but it appears to me that a smaller diameter firing pin has been installed. The action works fine. The metal is generally smooth but does have some surface freckling as you can see in the picture. I believe most of this will polish off when the action is refinished. This is an ANTIQUE so NO FFL is required. CA sales OK. Please include $12 shipping. NO RESERVE!!!
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