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Item #39872

Commercial Snider Mk. III Rifle by Thomas Turner

  • Maker: Enfield
  • Model: Snider
  • Caliber: .577

  • Description: Serial #794, .577 Snider, 36 1/2 barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is a handsome rifle that has 80-85% of the original blue on the barrel, mellowing to a smooth plum-brown patina on the balance, and has visible traces of original color case-hardening on the SNIDER / (arrow) / PATENT-marked breechblock, and on the hammer and THOMAS TURNER / FISHER STREET / BIRMINGHAM-marked lockplate. The brass trigger guard and nosecap have a mild yellow-ochre patina, while the walnut stock has a ruddy oil finish added over a few scattered minor handling marks and surface blemishes . The Turner trademark roundel is still clear and legible on the right side of the butt. An original ramrod is included, and the action lock-up is tight and fully functional. These well-made rifles were often used in military rifle matches, and this example is in excellent condition overall. Antique