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Original British Officer Private Purchase Snider Two band Rifle by Lowe of Chester

Regular price $1,995.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. A fine quality officer's private purchase .577 caliber Snider short rifle. Features a quality walnut wood stock with checkering on the wrist, original 30-inch barrel with strong rifling remaining and a silver, un-engraved small silver escutcheon. The breach block displays the Snider logo.

The lock shows a double line border engraving and is marked-



Bayonet stand for a sword/saber bayonet set 4" back from the muzzle on the right side.

Dating to from approximately 1865-1869 this was a time of great enthusiasm for military rifle shooting competitions and marksmanship programs even attended by Queen Victoria on Wimbledon Common in London. Overall this is a fine Percussion purpose built private purchase Snider rifle.

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    Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe.

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