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Bisley Surrey, United Kingdom
Price: £2,250.00

Listing ID: 2834

Make : Calisher & Terry carbine.

Calibre : 40 Bore

Mechanism : Percussion Breech Loader

Description: A nice 40 bore Calisher & Terry breech loading carbine. Border engraved Terry pattern lock with screw hook retained front and side nail to the rear has long curved hammer with scroll engraving to the head. Walnut stock with two screw retained barrel bands has iron trigger guard and butt plate with sling swivel to the rear of the tang. 40 bore barrel rifled with five deep Enfield pattern grooves has Terry bolt action breech to the rear and is engraved to the top TERRYS PATENT No40 BORE with a standing rear sight and two folding leaves. Tapered steel obturator to the head of the bolt and spring retained folding handle to the right rear. Along with the Westley Richards Monkey tail the Terry carbine was the most successful of the capping breech loading actions of the Victorian age with the felt wad on the base of the nitrated paper cartridges making a good gas tight seal. The Terry was an accurate weapon that even saw limited issue to British cavalry units but found its widest use with the Boers of South Africa who prized the weapons quick reload times and long range accuracy. They continued to use these capping breech loaders long after the advent of centre fire weapons as they could be muzzle loaded with loose powder and caps which would always be available even if cartridges were not in the far flung areas of the Veldt. In very good condition with very good bore and mechanics, nice sharp stock and much blue / brown finish to the metal work. A good example of a Terry carbine of a pattern popular both as a cavalry arm and as a sporting carbine widely used for game shooting around the Empire in the mid Victorian age.



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