Lot 90: British Snider Conversion Carbine - .577 Cal.
December 4, 2016
Harrisburg, PA, USALive Auction
Description: SERIAL #: None DESIGN: British 1853 Enfield Musket converted to a breech loading single shot. 19-1/4" round barrel. .577 caliber. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Blued steel barrel. Military half stock. FEATURES: Brass blade front sight. Rear folding ladder sight. Lock plate marked " 1863 / L.A. Co." in front of the hammer. Marked "(Crown / V.R" behind the hammer. Proofed at left rear of barrel, front of receiver, and top of breech block. Brass butt plate marked "E/(Crown)/29" on top tang in very small letters. Also marked in larger numbers "12 / 250". Brass one piece trigger guard. Smooth trigger. One barrel band. Right side of stock marked "R (Crown) N / ENFIELD". CONDITION: Very good. The majority of the finish remains on the barrel with a developing patina on the other components. Discoloration and tooling marks to brass components. Stock shows numerous scrapes, gouges, and dents. INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: 4739/ANT ESTIMATE: $300 - $400