RiflesSingle ShotUsed£ 1,275
OFFICER’S QUALITY, 1874 Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine By V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London With Nipple Protector & Chain & Mint Rifled Bore. Sn 13775. - 13775
This is an original Officer's Quality British Military .577 Snider Patent Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. In that era many Tower made military weapons were bought by the British gun trade where they were re-fitted with refinements and sold as quality private purchase weapons for Officers. This Enfield Tower cavalry carbine has a 19 ¼” round browned steel barrel with a pristine bore and crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate with hinged trap, brass trigger guard with extended tang and brass chain with nipple protector. The woodwork is excellent & undamaged. The action and side plate are also browned steel. The side plate is crisply marked with the Queen Victoria Crown, dated 1874 and has the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark. It also has the name of the gunsmiths who carried out the refinements including addition of butt trap & browned metal work ‘V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London’. The breech and barrel have proof / inspection marks together with number ‘V292’. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear sight. Price for this superb snider 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 13775
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MakeV&R Blakemore, Birmingham
ModelSnider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine By V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London With Ni
Barrel length19 1/4"
Recommended UsageCollection item