Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle-musket - Snider Mk. II

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle-musket - Snider Mk. II

Date

1867

Object Number

XII.2077

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.478)

Physical Description

Possibly a volunteer model, this comprises a walnut stock with lock and hammer similar in pattern to the P53. The breech block is hinged at the left and had a thumb catch on the right, permitting it to be unlatched with the hammer on half cock, and swung out to the left for loading. A ladder rear sight and blade foresight are fitted. A bayonet block is fitted to the right side of the muzzle and a steel ramrod in also fitted

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.98inches
BarrelLength990mm
OverallLength1397mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham view and proof marks for 1866/67

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