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Bisley Surrey, United Kingdom
Price: £850.00

Listing ID: 2886

Make : Portuguese BSA MkIII Snider.

Calibre : .577" Snider

Mechanism : Snider Breech.

Description: .577” Portuguese issue BSA MkIII Snider service rifle. Plain swivel link lock with Crowned G.P. Royal cipher to the tail is signed BSA&MCo. 1875 to the front of the hammer. Walnut stock with regulation Pattern 1853 brass furniture and three common barrel retaining bands. Birmingham proofed three groove rifled barrel has ladder rear sight graduated to 950 yards fitted to MkIII locking BSA breech stamped BSACo to the block with SNIDERS PATENT and Arrow S trade mark to the receiver ring. Made by BSA to the regulation British MkIII pattern for the Portuguese army who as allies of the British often adopted British army weapons for their own troops with the previous arm to these Sniders being Westley Richards Monkey Tail rifles. In good condition with fair / good bore and good mechanics, a nice sharp stock and much blue finish to the metal work. A good example of a military Snider manufactured by BSA for issue to a European ally.

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