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    Another Snider Enfield

    Got another SE today. This one is kind of different.
    Brass barrel bands, its about the length of a short rifle, but no bayo lug. It is rifled.
    It has no rear sight, and it looks as though it was never meant to have a sight(?)
    Lock is marked 1868, and there is a number 4 stamped on it.
    Two stars and a 'II'...Mk2?
    I believe the stock may be repro.
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    now, if someone can translate all those markings......

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    It looks to me like it had a rear sight...and I had one that had a bayonet lug cut off badly so I polished the spot until nothing remained of the original. That one doesn't look like that was done this century though, or the last one...
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    I believe this Snider barrel has be shortened from a "3-band rifle".

    The front sight is mounted backwards. This would also explain the lack of a short rifle bayonet lug. There appears to be a rectangular area where the rear-sight base was soldered to the barrel.

    The Brass barrel-bands and stock may be from European model 1853 Enfield muzzle-loading reproduction.

    I imagine original bands would be steel!

    My hunch is that your barrel has three rifling grooves instead of five.

    p.s. A Snider-Enfield lock-plate should be flush with the wood. Your's is standing "proud".
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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    I believe this Snider barrel has be shortened from a "3-band rifle".

    The front sight is mounted backwards. This would also explain the lack of a short rifle bayonet lug. There appears to be a rectangular area where the rear-sight base was soldered to the barrel.
    I saw the front sight too, and agree with you...FWIW
    Regards, Jim

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    Yep, forgot to mention the front sight. It is indeed on backwards.
    I had suspected this was once a long rifle. It is three groove.


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