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Enfield Snider
Mk III
3 Band Rifle - Volunteer Pattern
.577"
Date 1869
Obsolete Calibre.
£900

** Commission Sale ***

A good quality .577” Volunteer / target MkIII Snider three band rifle by BSA / LAC with chequered stock.

Well figured walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture has chequered wrist and fore end.

Lock is signed BSA & Co 1869.

Three groove rifled "STEEL" barrel with MkIII Snider shoe breech which is struck with London Victorian proof marks and fitted with a ladder rear sight calibrated to 950 yards. The MKIII shoe is London proofed with Sniders S and Arrow patent mark & LAC (London Armoury Company)

A nice three band Snider fitted with a three groove Minnie rifled barrel, made for a Volunteer soldier or target shooter of the late 1860’s this rifle has the feature a of a chequered stock not seen on the military issue arms.

Comes with a period sling, though the clearing rod is not of the correct pattern

In good condition with an excellent bore and mechanics, a nice stock and much blue / brown finish to the metalwork.

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