Saturday, March 12, 2011
The definition of "Impractical"
An 1883 Martini-Henry Mark III, seen today at the Gun Show. It was "only" $500, and ammo for it is insanely expensive at $139/20 rounds (!!!). It is centerfire so you can reload - and would want to at that price. Boy, howdy.
And the Brits used the Martini carbines in World War I for air defense against Zeppelins - firing incendiary rounds called "flaming bullets". Man, I want one of those so bad I can taste it.
Sigh. Do want. And I don't even know if $500 is a good price for one ...