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Snider MK II**, .577 Snider, 1862 Lock, Enfield

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MSRP: $1,200.00
Our Sale Price: $900.00
You Save: $300.00 (25 %)
1 In Stock
Item Number: Snider MKII 1
Manufacturer: Antique
Manufacturer UPC Code: Antique 8

ALL ANTIQUE RIFLES SOLD AS-IS. NEVER ATTEMPT TO FIRE AN ANTIQUE WEAPON WITHOUT CONSULTING A GUNSMITH. SEE PICTURES FOR CONDITION AND DETAILS


After the American Civil War, and various wars throughout the British Empire, there was a surplus of obsolete 1853 Enfield rifles. The obvious solution was to upgrade these into breech-loading cartridge rifles.

In 1866 the British adopted a conversion developed by an American, Jacob Snider. For the Mk. I and Mk. II rifles, a breech block/receiver assembly was added to the rifle, but each gun retained its original lock, stock and barrel.

These rifles saw military use up until the 1890s, and many could be found in the hands of Afghani insurgents as recently as the early 2000s.

This particular rifle is one of three brought back by a U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. The original lock dates to 1862 from Enfield. The lock is in good condition, and all mechanical components of the breech system are tight. The firing pin is not functional and there is a crack on the stock. The rear sight was also soldered in place at some point in time.

577 Snider caliber.

Please see photos for additional markings and issues.




WARNING: We will not ship antique cartridge rifles directly to Canada, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Massachusets, Rhode Island, Delaware or New Jersey, Illinois, Washington State, Michigan or Maryland. We will ship to New York with the exception of ; New York City; Bronx, Kings, Staten Island, Manhattan, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Long Island. We will ship to California with the exceptions of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Berkeley, Tiburon, Carson, Sacramento, Oakland,  Orange County, Marin County, Loyo County, Contra Costa County, Ventura County, or Napa County, except to an FFL dealer. 

We will send to FFL holders in any of the listed states and regions except New Jersey.

All antiques sold as-is, no refunds or returns. Additional photos can be requested for questions of markings, condition, or to answer any other questions. Information provided is based on our best research. Do not fire any antique weapon without having that weapon inspected by a licensed gunsmith. Other questions can be answered by calling 205-533-8595. PLEASE INSURE ALL ITEMS AS THEY ARE IRREPLACEABLE AND WILL NOT BE REFUNDED OR REPLACED.


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