Outfitted for service in the field but with a high degree of spit and polish, this late-Victorian artilleryman is armed with Martini pattern artillery carbine. The presence of a middle barrel band on the carbine would seem to make it a Martini-Henry IC1 Artillery Carbine. The later Martini-Metford and Martini-Enfield carbines lacked a middle barrel band. His secondary armament consists of an artillery sword bayonet which is almost as long as the carbine itself. This bayonet was probably a saw-backed P1879 Mk1 Artillery Bayonet that was standard issue with his model carbine.
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