Kabul Arsenal Research Outputs

Research Outputs

The Emir's New Rifles: A History of the Kabul Arsenal, 1885–1925

Vernon Easley & N.R. Jenzen-Jones

Nashville: Headstamp Publishing

Panāh-pur: A history of the Martini rifle in Afghanistan, 1878–1925

N.R. Jenzen-Jones, Vernon Easley & Miles Vining

Arms & Armour, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 80–106

Pyne, McDermott & The Emir: The Advent of Machine-minted Coinage in Afghanistan

N.R. Jenzen-Jones with Jack Shanley

Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, No. 243 (Spring 2021)

Execution by Cannon in Nineteenth & Twentieth-century Afghanistan

N.R. Jenzen-Jones & Charles Randall

Ultima Ratio Project (18 August 2022)

Hubris or Haplessness? The Modernisation & Loss of Afghanistan's Artillery, 1869–79

N.R. Jenzen-Jones & Jack Shanley

Journal of the Ordnance Society, Vol. 28, pp. 90–97 (2021)

The Kabul Arsenal: Emir Abdur Rahman Khan’s rapid industrialisation of Afghanistan

N.R. Jenzen-Jones

Presentation to the Arms & Armour Society
(4 November 2021)

Rifles Under Rahman:
Afghan Martini-type Rifle Production, 1894–1924

N.R. Jenzen-Jones & Vernon Easley

Presentation to the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association
(16 May 2022)

British Capture of Afghan Guns During the Second Anglo-Afghan War

N.R. Jenzen-Jones & Jack Shanley

Ultima Ratio Project (2 November 2020)

Interview with Vernon Easley on Martini-Henry Rifle Production in Afghanistan

Miles Vining & Vernon Easley

Silah Report Podcast (12 May 2020)

Abdur Rahman’s Rifles: Unlocking the Mystery of the Kabul Arsenal Martinis

Miles Vining & Vernon Easley

TFB TV (8 August 2018)

The Captured Cannon of Kabul, 1879

Jack Shanley

Silah Report (2 November 2020)

Ongoing Research

Research is currently being conducted to examine a range of topics connected to the Kabul Arsenal. These include:

  • Other small arms (including bolt-action rifles)

  • Light & heavy weapons (including proto-machine guns and cannon)

  • Gunpowder & priming compounds

  • Edged weapons (swords & bayonets)

  • Helmets & leathergoods