Martini-Henry rifle

Martini-Henry rifle
/matini-hɛnri ˈraɪfəl/ (say mahteenee-henree 'ruyfuhl)

noun
a breech-loaded .45 calibre rifle, adopted by the British Army as the standard service weapon in 1871.
{named after Friedrich von Martini, 1833–97, Swiss inventor, who designed the breech mechanism, and Benjamin Tyler Henry, 1821–98, US gun manufacturer, who designed the barrel}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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