Original Item: The price is affordable; the history is priceless. IMA is proud to offer this rare sturdy gun as an affordable clean it yourself “untouched” rifle! Manufactured before 1898 and therefore no Firearms License or Permit of any kind are required to purchase this incredible piece of history. The Martini-Henry Gahendra was based on an 1869 Westley Richards patented design, this unique and extremely rare early breechloading Military Rifle 577/450 Martini-Henry calibre was produced under the direction of General Gahendra Rana in the 1880's to provide Ghurka regiments with what appeared to be the latest British Military Rifle. An ingenious design, it really surpassed the standard Martini in that its entire action was removable as one unit for ease of servicing or exchange. Production however caused massive logistic problems and by 1894 the Ghurkas were dangerously short of viable .450 cal. breechloaders to face ever growing threats from the east. Finally the British came to the rescue with a delivery of several thousand Martini short lever rifles in late 1894 and even more long lever Martini Rifles in 1908. The over complicated Gahendra Rifle was thereafter basically shelved, the void in up-to-date arms having been met. Always considered the rarest Martini variety of all, the Gahendra Rifle has a characteristic loading lever but in other respects closely resembles the standard Martini externally. A chance to obtain an extremely rare historical antique rifle that was a close relative of one of the most successful rifle systems of all time for an UNBEATABLE price!
What different about this gun and the other Gahendra we sell? These are smoothbore and have a different backsight. They are also much rarer. In total we purchased thousands of Gahendras from the Government of Nepal and fewer than 50 smoothbores are at IMA!
Every "cleaned & complete" rifle we sell has been taking fully apart, carefully cleaned, preserved, and rebuilt replacing any worn or broken parts by a master antique gunsmith.
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- Legal Information
IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to posses, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.
These antique guns are not sold in “live” condition. They are sold as collector’s items or as “wall hangers”. Any attempt at restoring an antique gun to be operational is strongly discouraged and is done so at the risk of the customer. By purchasing an antique gun from IMA you thereby release IMA, its employees and corporate officers from any and all liability associated with use of our Antique guns.
Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe
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- Very Content Review by cgw79
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Refurbishing this gun is going along extremely well, the metal and fore end were both in great shape, the internals have also cleaned up well. Just as FYI, the Martini replacement buttstock sold by IMA will work on this gun, provided you have a dremel tool, and a lot of patience. It took me about 4 hours of sanding and fitting before I got it to fit perfectly. The original buttstock was missing about 25% of the wood and trying to fill it would just have looked terrible. A very nice piece of history.
(Posted on 12/18/12)
- totally pleased Review by skidder68
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i just recieved two smoothbore gahendra rifles,and am completely satisfied.
i am very pleased with the condition of both,everything intact,no wood rot or cracks,the metals in good shape as well.
cant wait to start cleaning them, thanks IMA
(Posted on 9/27/12)
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