Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Enfield Snider
3 Band Rifle - Volunteer Pattern
Date 1869
Obsolete Calibre.

** 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


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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