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    £ 895
    BSA & M Co Snider MK III .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine Single Shot .577 Rifles
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    BSA & M Co Snider MK III .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine Single Shot .577 Rifles

    RiflesSingle ShotBSA & M Co.577

    MINT BORE, Victorian 1878 British WD & EIC BSA & M Co Snider MK III .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. A 1016 - A 1016

    The East India Company (EIC) renowned for its exploration and trading throughout the World had its own Army and Navy. The company was often in conflict with British Governments regarding trade but ultimately would often fight on behalf of the British Government for both their own & British interests. This is an excellent, original British War Dept WD & EIC marked .577 Snider MK III Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This BSA & M Co ((Birmingham Small Arms & Metals Small Heath 1872-1897) cavalry carbine was made in 1878. It has a 19 ¼” barrel (37 ½” overall). The bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate with trap and brass trigger guard. The woodwork has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age & service use. The action plate is crisply marked with the Victoria Crown above ‘EIC’ mark, dated 1878 and has the 'BSA & M Co' (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) manufacturer's stamp together with inspection marks. The top of the breech is stamped 'III' model designation and has WD marks. The hinged breech cover is numbered ‘6672’ together with small inspection mark and correct knurled steel breech release catch. The breech and barrel have WD proof/inspection marks. The carbine has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear sight. The action is strong and works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1016
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategorySingle Shot
    ConditionUsed - Good condition for age
    Price£ 895
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeBSA & M Co
    Calibre.577
    ModelSnider MK III .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine
    Manufactured Year1878
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Your referenceA 1016
    Gun StatusActivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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