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Bisley Surrey, United Kingdom
Price: £950.00

Listing ID: 2885

Make : Thomas Turner Snider.

Calibre : .577" Snider

Mechanism : Snider Breech.

Description: .577” Thomas Turner volunteer MkIII three band Snider service rifle with chequered stock. Plain Pattern 1853 swivel link lock signed to the front of the hammer THOMAS TURNER FISHER STREET BIRMINGHAM. Tiger stripe walnut stock (small chip missing from toe) with regulation pattern brass furniture is stamped to the right side with a Thomas Turner Birmingham Trade Mark roundel and is chequered to the wrist and forend. Three groove rifled barrel retained by Baddeley snag free bands is fitted with a ladder rear sight graduated to 950 yards next to Birmingham Victorian commercial proof marks and T TURNER to the front of the sight. The MkIII locking shoe is stamped BSACo next to SNIDERS PATENT and arrow trade mark with Birmingham proofs and Crowned GV inspection stamps. Made to the regulation military MkIII pattern by Turners who were an ordnance contractor for sale to a volunteer soldier or target shooter of the mid Victorian age these rifles had the added refinement of a chequered stock to improve grip in wet conditions and often like this had better quality ‘Tiger Stripe’ wood. In good condition with good bore having a few marks towards the muzzle, clean well chequered stock and much blue finish to the metalwork. A good snider by one of the best of the Birmingham makers with the desirable MkIII locking breech and chequered stock.

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