An Ordnance issue Enfield Snider MkII Rifle

Stock Code: x1484

X1484 An Ordnance issue Enfield Snider MkII** three band service rifle dated 1864. 54” 0verall, 39” .577 three groove barrel with Ordnance proofs, ladder rear sight to 950 yards. Lock is engraved with Crowned VR to the tail with 1864 ENFIELD to the front of the hammer next to broad arrow ordnance ownership mark. Walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture and is struck to the right hand side with an ENFIELD roundel over a 1st class arms mark and the date 1867 ,the date of conver tion. With correct rammer. Snider action with WD military proofed Snider shoe by the BSA Co. and stamped II** to the receiver ring.

Dated 1864

.Very good condition with good bore and well marked stock.

Designed as a stop gap weapon, converted from P53 Enfield muzzle loaders the Snider was intended to serve with the army until the purpose built Martini Henry breech loader could be developed and manufactured. In the end the Snider was to be the front line weapon of the army for well over 10 years and in fact saw as long a service as the Martini did in the end. The MkII** being the definitive issue variant of the rifle.

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