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ictorian 1860 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Military Carbine Regiment Marked To The ‘VNA’ (South African Natal Single Shot .577 Rifles
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ictorian 1860 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Military Carbine Regiment Marked To The ‘VNA’ (South African Natal Single Shot .577 Rifles

RiflesSingle ShotUsed£ 895

Victorian 1860 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Military Carbine Regiment Marked To The ‘VNA’ (South African Natal Volunteer Artillery) . Sn 18482 - 18482

The Natal Field Artillery was raised in 1862 as part of the Durban Volunteer Guard, and later became a unit in its own right. The regiment took part in the Second Anglo-Boer War and the South African invasion of German South-West Africa during the First World War.. At the onset of the Boer War the Natal Field Artillery was commanded by Captain Daniel Taylor with a unit strength 123 men and 6 x 2.5 guns, based at Ladysmith. The Natal Volunteers had elements of both mounted rifles and field artillery. This is an original British .577 Snider Patent 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 Snider cavalry carbine has a 20” round steel barrel with clean bore which has crisp well defined rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block. The butt pate tang is Regiment marked ‘ V VNA 1 1’ most likely to the South African Volunteer Natal Artillery Battery Number 1 weapon number 1’. The wood is all original with just bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate is marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) together with ‘1860’ date & crisp Queen’s Crown with Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). There are no visible proof marks on the barrel. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a block & blade foresight, forward sling swivel, rear sling swivel lug, adjustable rear ladder sight and steel ram rod. 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 18482
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CategoryRifles
SubcategorySingle Shot
ConditionUsed
Price£ 895
Sale typeTrade
Makeictorian 1860 British Enfield Tower Snider
Calibre.577
Model.577 Calibre Military Carbine Regiment Marked To The ‘VNA’ (South African Natal
Manufactured Year1860
Antiqueyes
MechanismSingle Shot
Your referencesn 18482
Gun StatusActivated

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