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Afghan Martini Carbines: The Kabul Arsenal



In the late 1880 or early 1890s, a British engineer and adventurer settled himself in Kabul, Afghanistan and at the request of Emir Abdul Rahman organized and build a rifle factory for the Afghan government. This factory would operate for nearly 30 years, producing a series of different types of Martini-Henry rifles and carbines. Today, we have three example to look at.

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