Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Snider

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Snider

Date

1876

Object Number

XII.9551

Provenance

Formerly Loan 160, The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum. Returned 18 March 1991. Issued 1956

Physical Description

Plain Blued lock with a crown stamped behind the cock and the date 1876 before it. Snider patent block with thumb catch, and stamped on the block is an indistinct snider patent mark and stamped is B.S.A CO. Fully stocked with brass forend and three barrel bands. Brass butt plate and trigger-guard, back sling swival is missing. An inappropriate ram-rod is fitted. The barrel is blued and bears Birmingham proof and view marks

Dimensions

BarrelLength36.61 inches
BarrelLength930 mm
OverallLength1397 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.57 in

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