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Original British 1871 Dated Snider Prison Service Smooth Bore Rifle

Regular price $1,195.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an exceptionally nice looking two-band Snider Short Musket. The lock is nicely marked:




The brass Butt Plate marked with 171, the prison rack number. The Mark III action bears very clear manufacturer's markings and British proof marks. The barrel measures 27" overall and made smoothbore especially for prison service. The musket shows evidence of an ancient break or crack at the wrist beautifully mended probably early in it's active life. The fixed back sight is the tell tale giveaway of this having been a prison service Weapon.

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