Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Snider

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Snider

Date

1863

Object Number

XII.9494

Physical Description

The round barrel is struck at the breech with proof marks and 25. It has a ladder and ramp rear sight. The lock is struck with crowned VR and LACo. 1863.
The stock has three barrel bands, sling swivels, and a cleaning rod. In the butt is set an oval plaque 2.5 in by 1.5 in with a foliate border and the inscription Presented/by/Colonel J.H.Deakin/won by/Sergt W.Newton/33rd L,R.V./1865 all in script

Dimensions

BarrelLength36.54inches
BarrelLength928mm
OverallLength1396mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain