C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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Item No.: 9907 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is an original, British MK II* Snider-Enfield Rifle with its original bayonet. It is chambered for the .577 Snider Cartridge. In 1866, the British adopted the breech loading action developed by American inventor Jacob Snider. They began converting Pattern 1853 Rifle-Muskets into breech loaders using the original iron barrels, hardware, and locks. The MK II* Rifles featured newly manufactured barrels made of steel. These barrels are marked "STEEL" on the left side. The Snider was used throughout the Bristish Empire, serving until the adoption of the Martini-Henry in 1874. In India, the Snider served well into the 1890's (Following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, The British kept the Indians one firearm generation behind the remainder of the British Empire). This rifle is in fine condition. Originally built by Enfield, this rifle was converted/assembled by BSA Co. (Birmingham Small Arms Co.). The rifle retains about 80% of its original blued finish with some browning of the barrel bands and breech block. The brass stock furniture has a nice golden bronze patina. The rifle has an excellent bore and mechanics. the stock is in fine condition with a strong maker's cartouche and just a few small dings from use. The Snider was a powerful rifle and this one has a lot of life left in it! Stock no. 28296



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9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
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