Snider Commercial Hunting Rifle By E. Owen

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Antique Item #C1709

Snider Commercial Hunting Rifle By E. Owen

  • Price: $1,195.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Antique
  • Maker:
  • Model: Snider
  • Caliber/Gauge: .577

  • Description:

    Commerical built Snider rifle by a lesser known firearms maker/gunsmith Edward Owen Co Birmingham.  This Snider appears to have been built from scratch, not a refabrication and reworking of military parts.  The action was built by BSA and is the later MKIII with locking latch.  The barrel is 28 1/2" mounted with a raised block front site and a small commerical carbine style rear 800 yard site.  The bore shows 6 grooves with slight corrosion and appears to be very shootable. The lock is of the European style and not a reworked military part.  The triggerguard and buttplate are steel .  The above fixtures all show fine engraving as does the hammer and tang.  The rifle is stocked in black walnut; is sound and shows obvious wear to the checkering.  Basically, this piece appears to be a custom one of commerical Snider that weighs in at 6.6 pounds . A Snider that could still be used as a big bore classic hunting rifle. (Antique)