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    Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Single Shot .577 Rifles

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    Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Rifles
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    • Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Single Shot .577  Rifles
    • Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Single Shot .577  Rifles for sale in United Kingdom
    • Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Single Shot .577  Rifles for sale

    British 1862 Dated Enfield MK II** 3 Band .577 Calibre Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Essex Regiment & Buff Leather Sling . Sn 12822 - 12822

    A large number of small Rifle Volunteer Corps had been formed in the county of Essex as a result of an invasion scare in 1859. In 1881 two units of ancient militia, the East Essex Militia and the Essex (Rifles) Militia, were re-designated the 3rd and 4th (Militia) Battalions of The Essex Regiment. In 1884 they formed part of the River Column under Lord Wolseley which struggled up the Nile to relieve Khartoum and save General Gordon from the Mahdi, who had overrun the Sudan. For this campaign the Regiment was awarded the battle honour "Nile, 1884-5". Both regular Battalions and elements of the Volunteer Battalions, served in the South African War (1899-1902), the Regiment gaining the battle honour "South Africa, 1889-1902". This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle Marked to The 3rd Essex Volunteers. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield 1862'. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight stamped with Enfield inspection marks, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The butt plate tang and breech are stamped ‘V Ex3’ to the 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Essex Regiment. It is also marked ‘465’ (weapon number). The barrel has a clean bore crisp rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof and WD marks. The breech is stamped ‘Snider’s Patent’ with arrow trademark ‘BSA Co’ and MK II** model designation . Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12822
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    Category:Rifles
    Subcategory:Single Shot
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,295
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Enfield
    Model:Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse
    Manufactured Year:1862
    Mechanism:Snider
    Calibre:.577
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Your reference:12822
    Gun Status:Activated
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Single Shot .577  Rifles
    Enfield Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Esse Single Shot .577 Rifles
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