07 Mar 2018

The Martini–Henry: The Rifle That Stopped The Zulu Army Butt-Cold At Rorke’s Drift

When you think about the British Army in the 19th century (especially at the battle of Rorke’s Drift), one has to think of the Martini-Henry rifle. The Martini–Henry was a breech-loading single-shot lever-actuated rifle used by the British Army. It first entered service in 1871, eventually replacing the Snider–Enfield, a muzzle-loader