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Victorian British WD 1885 BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Marked ‘NSW PSCC’ To The Australian N Single Shot .577 Rifles
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Victorian British WD 1885 BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Marked ‘NSW PSCC’ To The Australian N Single Shot .577 Rifles

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Victorian British WD 1885 BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Marked ‘NSW PSCC’ To The Australian New South Wales Public School Cadet Corps. Sn 18447 - 18447

This is an original British .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 & Machine Company) cavalry carbine made in 1885 has a 19 ¼” barrel (37 ½” overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate with trap and brass trigger guard. The woodwork is undamaged and the stock has an impressed Birmingham 1885 WD Roundel together with Australian New South Wales marks ‘NSW above ‘PSCC’ (New South Wales Public School Cadet Corps) indicating re-issue to the NSW cadets after British service, ‘III’ (MK 3 designation) & weapon number ‘5’ (School cadets have been in existence in Australia for over 100 years. The first unit was established in Australia in 1866). The action plate is crisply marked with the Victoria Crown 'V.R' (Victoria Regina), dated 1885 and has the 'BSA & M Co' manufacturer's stamp together with inspection mark. The top of the breech is stamped 'III' model designation. The hinged breech cover has WD inspection marks and the correct knurled steel breech release catch. The breech and barrel is nicely marked with Victorian 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 for this nicely marked Cavalry carbine 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. Sn 18447
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CategoryRifles
SubcategorySingle Shot
ConditionUsed
Price£ 1,575
Sale typeTrade
MakeVictorian British WD 1885 BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company)
Calibre.577
ModelSnider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Marked ‘NSW PSCC’ To The Australian N
Manufactured Year1885
Antiqueyes
MechanismSingle Shot
Your referencesn 18447
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item

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