.402 Enfield-Martini


#1

Does anyone have any detailed info. on the .402 Enfield-Martini round ?
Was it a necked -down .577.450 or a completely new case ?
Does anyone have one ? A photo would be good
Apparently all the approx. 62000 Mk. IV E-M rifles were never issued in .402,
but converted back to .577/.450 & presumedly what ever ammunition was in stock was destroyed.
Regards,
Dave Blomfield


#2

.4 ENFIELD AMMO IMAGES FROM George Hoyem’s “History and development of small arms ammunition”, which you and evey ammo collector should own. Armory Publications.


#3

Thanks, CSAEOD.
A most elegant looking cartridge & I guess the last BP military round adopted by a major power, already outdated by the 8mm Lebel in 1886.
Now all I have to do is find one !
Regards,
Dave B.


#4

When you find that full pack of ten Dave, send one over to me please!

Regards
TonyE


#5

A beautiful and rare cartridge. Good luck.