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    What kind of Snider is this?

    Hi there,
    I have the opportunity to purchase a Snider-Enfield rifle. I is of the 3 barrel band type, the top of the -well:- action is marked "II **", the lock is made by LSA in 1878 and marked "EIG", i.e. for the Indian Government. Now, in that time frame, shouldn't the action be marked "III"? The barrel is marked ""STEEL" on the left hand side. Sorry, just have one pic.
    Is the gun somewhat cobbled together or even a Khyber pass thing???
    As a novice in the blackpowder era, I am not able to decide if there's something fishy about this old warhorse or not. Maybe someone out there can help me??

    Thanks

    T
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    You might try asking over on the british militaria forums. They have a snider forum and lots of knowledgeable people.
    John

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    Will do so, many thanks!

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    Those are definitely fake proof marks. So yes, probably a Khyber special.

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    First thing that came to my mind was no one put STEEL on the barrel in letters that weren't evenly spaced if at all.

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    Is the "T" in steel up side down?
    Regards, Jim

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    Probably used the same stamp for the L Jim but forgot to reverse it.
    Pass on it quietly....................

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    Did so, not worth a Dime ....

    thanks to you all!

    There's an auction on Germanicon egun with this rifle; loads of pix.

    Good I said no!

    Greets and happy X-mas!

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