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c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle
  • c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle

c1868 British .577 Snider Enfield Mark II 3 Band Rifle

Price:

£980.00


Product Description

A very nice looking example of a British made .577 Calibre Snider Enfield Long Rifle, made by the Birmingham Small Arms Co., in good condition.

The rifle is the long 3 band version MkII that were made from converted Enfield P1853 rifle muzzle loading muskets. The British .577 calibre Snider was the most widely used of the Snider varieties, (the action invented by the American Jacob Snider) being adopted by Britain. In trials, the Snider P/53 conversions proved both more accurate than original P/53s and much faster firing as well. From 1866 on the rifles were converted in large numbers at Enfield beginning with the initial pattern. For this reason the date stamped on the side plate if earlier, is that of the original P1853. This example has been converted by the BSA dates in 1869. It is unusual in that it is not stamped Mark II or Mark II*. It has the Snider Patent mark on the receiver, with an added ‘Arrow through an S’ Snider logo. The proof marks are for the Birmingham Office. The mechanism is nice and crisp, as is the cocking movement. The cleaning rod is the earlier style, with the head of the rod 'squared off' instead of the usual round tulip shape. The 3 barrel bands also have the earlier proud screws attachments that were changed as they caught on the clothing and equipment. The wood stock has been stamped with H4716 and also has it painted next to the trigger guard. The Snider Mark II was replaced by the Mark III, which were newly made guns and equipped with a latch locking breech block.

Size: 140 cm (55 inch)
Weight: 3956 g

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