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Lot 4202: Three British Snider Rifles with Afghanistan Bring Back Papers

Auction Date: June 24, 2022

Three British Snider-Enfield Single Shot Breech Loading Military Rifles with Afghanistan Bring Back Papers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Enfield/BSA Snider Mk. II** Rifle

Manufacturer: Enfield
Model: Mark II
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577 Snider
Barrel: 36 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 250
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

"Crown/VR" and "1861/ENFIELD" marked lock, "BSA Co" marked breech block. Carved design in right of buttstock. Includes leather sling with beaded decorations, and U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated May 23, 2016 listing this rifle by make, model, manufacture date and serial number.

B) Enfield/Rodda Snider Mk. II** Short Rifle

Manufacturer: Enfield
Model: Mark II
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577 Snider
Barrel: 30 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 250
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

"Crown/VR" and "1860/ENFIELD" marked lock, "SNIDER/PATENT" marked breech block, "RODDA BIRMINGHAM" and "HAJI SULTAN ALI KHANA/AHMED JAN KAN KABUL" marked barrel. Includes brown canvas sling and U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated August 17, 2016 listing this rifle by make, model, manufacture date and serial number.

C) G. H. Daw & Co. Snider Mk. III Rifle

Manufacturer: English
Model: Mk III
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577 Snider
Barrel: 30 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 250
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

"Crown/VR" and "G. H. DAW & Co" marked lock. "1860" dated left of breech. Includes U.S. Armed Forces affidavit bring back paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated August 29, 2016 listing this rifle by make, model and manufacture date.

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