** Commission Sale ***
A good .577” Volunteer MkIII Snider three band rifle by LAC with chequered stock.
Well figured walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture has chequered wrist and fore end.
Lock has a retailers mark of Vestley & Son 101 Moor street Birmingham.
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.
The MKIII shoe is London proofed with LAC Address (London Armoury Company)
The shoe has seen some abuse, possibly because of a stuck cartridge at some time
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.
In good condition with a nice stock. Bore is good, but has some pitting at the muzzle