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    Hollis & Sons, Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Single Shot .577 Rifles
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    Hollis & Sons, Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Single Shot .577 Rifles

    RiflesSingle ShotUsed£ 975

    Victorian British Hollis & Sons Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine . Sn 15566 - 15566

    Isaac Hollis and Sons were London based Victorian gun makers recorded as operating in 1861. Throughout the years, Hollis manufactured quality sporting firearms and rifles for the British Government. About 1915, Hollis merged to form the company of Hollis, Bentley and Playfair. They remained in business until 1935. 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 is an original British .577 Snider Patent Carbine by Hollis & Sons. This Snider carbine has a 19 ¼” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The wood is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The left side of the shoulder stock has a curved recess which would most likely have been inlaid with a scroll type banner presentation plate which is now absent. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘I. Hollis & Sons’ together with trademark roundel with wording ‘Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with Snider patent mark (all illustrated). The breech cover is correctly without the later locking catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15566
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategorySingle Shot
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 975
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeHollis & Sons, Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department
    Calibre.577
    ModelSnider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine
    Manufactured YearVictorian
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence
    Barrel length19 1/4 inches
    Your reference15566
    Gun StatusActivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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