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British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Enfield Snider
Mk II**
3 Band Rifle
Date 1859
Obsolete Calibre.

A 577” Ordnance issue Enfield Snider MkII** three band service rifle dated 1859.

Lock fitted with correct cupped face hammer is engraved with Crowned VR to the tail with 1859 ENFIELD .

Walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture and clearing rod to the underside with various markings & Sold |Out Of Service Marks.

Shoe is stamped II** with Enfield Inspectpors marks on the Shoe, Action & Barrel.

There also Several BR Inspectors marks for the Birmingham Repair factory which was the Royal Small Arms Repair Factory (RSARF)

Converted from an original P53 Enfield muzzle loading rifle.

Designed as a stop gap weapon, The Snider was intended to serve with the army until the Martini Henry breech loader could be developed and manufactured.

Ultimately the Snider was to be the front line weapon of the army for well over 10 years.
The MkII** being the definitive issue variant of the rifle.

In very good original condition incuding the bore and mechanics, a nice sharp stock and and much original finish.

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Customers are advised that you must by law be 18 years of age or older to purchase deactivated weapons, swords, knives and bayonets from this website. Customers, who purchase any antique/obsolete firearms, cannot be a Prohibited Person under Section 21 of the 1968 Firearms Act as amended. By placing an order you are declaring that you are of legal age to do so, that you are not a Prohibited Person and that you accept the Conditions of Sale.
This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.
Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament