enjoys a rich history from its
beginnings in 1891 right up to today.
It is a history shrouded in politics,
intrigue and terror as much as it was
a symbol of patriotism and the
struggle against tyranny. This rifle
has seen the fall of governments and
events that shaped world history and
is still very much a part of the
events that shape our world today.
This page does not celebrate the
events but rather the remarkable
engineering, and imagination that
created this rifle and the brave
intent of those who used it.