HC Deb 10 March 1892 vol 2 c528
MR. GODSON (Kidderminster)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War when the Volunteer Artillery will be supplied with the Martini-Henry carbine; how many there are ready for issue, and if there should not be sufficient to supply the whole force; will he direct a certain number to be issued to each brigade or battery, thus following the precedent set in the preliminary distribution of Martini-Henry rifles to the Rifle Volunteers?


A large number of the Martini-Henry rifles are being converted into carbines, but I am sorry to say there will still be a little delay before they are ready for issue.