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P-1864 Snider Breech Loading Rifle, Untouched with Bayonet

#600830
$424.95

Jacob Snider, an American from New York, developed this breech loading system for the Pattern 1853 Enfield, the most prolific imported percussion rifle in use by both the North and South during the US Civil War. In 1864 the British Board of Ordnance adopted the Snider system, with the first being issued in 1865. Improved in 1867 by the use of Colonel Boxer''s center fire brass bodied cartridge, the rifle was used very effectively in the Abyssinian Campaign of 1868. The system utilized a hinged breech block with an internal firing pin assembly that permitted the use of a self contained cartridge of lead bullet in cardboard, and after 1867, brass casing. This highly efficient conversion system prolonged the active life of the P-1853 .577 rifles up until 1871 when the Martini System was adopted. This version was also known as the Two Band Snider.
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Jacob Snider, an American from New York, developed this breech loading system for the Pattern 1853 Enfield, the most prolific imported percussion rifle in use by both the North and South during the US Civil War. In 1864 the British Board of Ordnance adopted the Snider system, with the first being issued in 1865. Improved in 1867 by the use of Colonel Boxer's center fire brass bodied cartridge, the rifle was used very effectively in the Abyssinian Campaign of 1868. The system utilized a hinged breech block with an internal firing pin assembly that permitted the use of a self contained cartridge of lead bullet in cardboard, and after 1867, brass casing. This highly efficient conversion system prolonged the active life of the P-1853 .577 rifles up until 1871 when the Martini System was adopted. This version was also known as the Two Band Snider.

All show extensive use but each appears, by and large, to be complete. They may, or may not function, once the thick layer of congealed dirt, grime, grease and rust are removed, and may suffer from cracks and breaks which is to be expected after more than a century of neglect. Again only offered in AS IS condition; complete with caked on debris from battle and storage. There are NO Guarantees other than that each gun is completely genuine and very old. These relics should be likened to an archaeological dig, so no unreasonable demands or gripes please. Now offered at a bargain price for the enthusiast to enjoy as is or to spend the time and TLC to carefully restore; each weapon is REAL, ANTIQUE and is offered AS FOUND. Picture is a typical example; each weapon will vary of course.  There is a $10.00 additional shipping & handling charge with item, cannot be shipped USPS. We can hand select the best rifle for an additional fee of $50.00.

Includes Socket Sayonet

Each gun will feature:
The action, lever, trigger, stock (which may show signs of wear like cracks, old repairs, wood rot, etc), barrel, 3 steel barrel bands, cleaning rod and butt plate.

Some guns may have additional pieces (sorry no choice) like minor parts & screws.

Condition: usually show rust & pitting and be covered in dirt as originally stored.  Otherwise they may not operate because of seizing or could be otherwise incomplete.  Plus there may be additional cracks, missing chunks, old repairs.

Note: These guns were manufactured before 1898 and are therefore legally considered antiques. It is totally legal to own these without a U.S. Federal Firearms License (FFL) and they can be shipped to most countries around the world.

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This was by far the easiest Nepal gun I have restored. All of the screws came out with out undue hardship, the bore came out shiny and bright, the hinge mechanism works like a charm. The stock is in excellent shape and only needed a little filling where there was a small spot of decay. This was not a hand select item and I was amazed at how nice it was. The only missing items were the band retaining springs which I ordered separately. Definitely a great purchase.
- Charles, August 20, 2012 | Verified Purchase
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Almost perfect from start.Cleaned easily and only need nose cap to make perfect.(I happen to have extra one. BEST OF ALL RIFLES I HAVE PURCHASED. Now if I could read Nepalese I would know what it says.
- Ivan, March 11, 2012
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Just receieved my snyder today and wow what a great gun.Did opt for hand select and well worth it.Stock is great,only minor scuffs,barrel is great,cocks,firing pin works,not rusted.Will restore(thats the fun in these old guns..is it not?) it and shoot it.And it came with a bayonet that I did not expect.Best christmas present I ever bought for myself...B17gunnerjake3....and fast shipping
- Frank, December 20, 2011 | Verified Purchase
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Ordered hand select and they did a wonderful job! Wood has 1 worm hole and no dryrot. All screws threads are in tact and hold tight. No rust under all the tar. I was looking forward to a gunsmithing project but this one is in such good shape I wont have to do anything to it. I had it shooting after cleanup. I couldn't be happier. Thank you Atlanta Cutlery.
- Craig, June 04, 2011 | Verified Purchase
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Received and unpacked my rifle today.  I paid for hand-select, and it seems to have been well worth it.  From a cursory first inspection, my rifle is complete in every way, and aside from a few nicks and scratches, the wood is fully intact.  The action would half-cock, breech opens and closes, and full cock and return to battery with no hiccups.  Impressive for a filthy gun that hasn't been touched in a century!  For the rifle, 5 stars.  I have no doubts it will be good looking and shooting after I get the yak cleaned off.

Originally I had an overall review of 4 stars due to some issues I had with packaging, however since posting it I received a personal note from AC addressing the problems I had.  The fact that AC actually reads and addresses these review comments speaks volumes about their dedication to customer satisfaction.  Since the scale only goes to 5, that's as high as I can go.  Thanks AC!
- Kristian, December 20, 2010 | Verified Purchase
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I was a bit dismayed when I opened the box and saw the coating of black gunk.  I discovered that paint stripper will remove it easily from the metal.  I've found no rust at all so far and the bore is excellent.  There's black gunk on a lot of the stock, too, but by applying stripper to a small area and not waiting too long the black gunk comes off and the finish below is undisturbed. I did opt for hand select.
- Carl, November 25, 2010 | Verified Purchase
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