Afghan Martini Carbines: The Kabul Arsenal (Video)

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.


  1. This is fascinating. Does anyone know how many were actually made? Were they all for the Emir’s army, or were they sold commercially?

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