Snider Cavalry Carbine In The NWMP Range
- Licensing Category: Antique
- Maker: Enfield
- Model: Snider
- Caliber/Gauge: .577
Antique Snider MKIII Cavalry Carbine SN 5144. This piece shows a bright, excellent bore with blue/brown finish on the barrel, excellent 1871 Enfield lock and clear metal and wood stampings. This carbine shows all of the indications that it was one of the NWMP issued carbines. SN 5144 is in the range of identified NWMP carbines. "The book, "Arms and Acoutrements of the Mounted Police"shows approximately 125 serials out of the 352 that were acquired . This carbine is in the range of known carbines 5122, 5158. The wood shows no D.C. stamp that was applied to the militia issued carbines. On each side of the lock is a deeply struck 16 & 2. The butt shows a clear rondel and obvious spur marks. An excellent example of a MKIII Cavalry Carbine that was probably NWMP issue.