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    An acquaintance has a few, one a carbine which is a joy to shoot. The sight radius is short and the large sights are a challenge. I was impressed the first time of firing it was the speed in which it can be reloaded, I felt faster than a trapdoor. I could run a drill with 3 cartridges in between 3 fingers and one in the chamber resulting in a volume of fire that could distress the enemy to no end wondering who they were up against. The cavernous chamber and freedom of the spent round to be expended aided in reloading when ones life depended on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim View Post
    The cavernous chamber and freedom of the spent round to be expended aided in reloading when ones life depended on it.
    Apparently they filled up rather quickly in combat though. The reports suggested a buildup of FFF black and it would slow things up...
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    Is it true Mounties were issued the carbines at one time. We pictured a Mountie on his humble steed, reins in one hand and Snider in the other, off to the territories to keep the peace and pursue errant vagabonds.... 50 or so of Snider rounds would be a bit of a burden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim View Post
    Is it true Mounties were issued the carbines at one time.
    I don't have any hard picture proof of marked examples but here's a lead for you mentioning the rifles being issued. THE GUNS THAT WON THE WEST: THE FIREARMS OF THE N.W.M.P. - Calibremag.ca

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