Antique .577 Snider Enfield Mk III three Band Contract Rifle for Volunteers with Socket Bayonet
Offered here is a nice clean example of a three band Snider Mk III marked Thomas Turner, Fisher St, Birmingham c.1871. Nice wood finish, with checkered fore grip and hand grip, faint Government stamped in the butt that suffers a bit of bleaching in the finish around the brass plate. The lock plate has some damage to the rear and is well stamped with a maker address and the barrel has proof marks. All brass components with with a nice patina, all steel barrel and parts with most of if its original finish. The barrel rifling is decent and the action is tight, in working order as is the rear sight. The bayonet is marked, but no scabbard, fits well. Over all a nice example of a Volunteer issue rifle.