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Thread: 1869 3 band Snider mark 3 rifle

  1. #16
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    cannot remember if its the martini or snider that as baderley screws on the bands as a slight compression first then unscrew works best.....
    patience is the best medicine here....i have a quite rare EIC fusil carbine which only 5000 were ever made and as always the nipple was seized in badly and also broken....if you go at them hammer and fist you will strip the threads and its a wall hanger etc....took 2 weeks of heat and oil every night then a good fitting pair of small mole grips loosened it with no damage to the threads
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    Oh man i actually managed to get the butt plate off the damn thing!

    The top screw came off easy and is in good condition, the bottom screw was non existent and some cork was in its place. But the top rear screw, the top blood rear screw (the one that goes in at an angle). By heck that was a pain in the rectum. But the almighty hammer and punch came to save the day! I had no intention of saving this screw since it was kaput, fubar. Thank god it is off.

    But now I have come to see that the bottom of the stock, while not bad, aint pretty. Thankfully I can send it off to get professionally repaired by our own Nath92 on here

    So I need to source some replacement butt screws....Anyone any ideas? Dont recall Peter Dyson's having any.

    Here are a couple of photos of the feat!

    https://imgur.com/gallery/TG2A3Fk

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    I have also found what the X view marks meant.

    Apparently my Snider was built by the London Small Arms company. Again, apparently not a lot were made by them so thats kind of neat. The lock is a Enfield lock though. So must have been replaced at some point. I cant see a date marking on the barrel, though after cleaning there is pitting but not as much as I have on my other rifles.

    I have also cleaned up under the breech and the marking are more clear now. I think the serial number is either 0290 or O290. Also got M16 markings as well?

    https://imgur.com/gallery/HNbomTN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huttles94 View Post
    I have also found what the X view marks meant.

    Apparently my Snider was built by the London Small Arms company. Again, apparently not a lot were made by them so thats kind of neat. The lock is a Enfield lock though. So must have been replaced at some point. I cant see a date marking on the barrel, though after cleaning there is pitting but not as much as I have on my other rifles.

    I have also cleaned up under the breech and the marking are more clear now. I think the serial number is either 0290 or O290. Also got M16 markings as well?

    https://imgur.com/gallery/HNbomTN
    The London Small Arms Company was not a government contractor, but WAS a gunmaker specialising in shooting irons for members of the Volunteer Corps, a body of militias set up in the late 1850's to confront the rising threat from France. In spite of being allies in the recent Crimean War, Louis Napoleon was sabre-rattling in all directions, and in particular the ancient enemy across the English channel. Your rifle, made without a bayonet, was intended for the Volunteer Rifle Match at Wimbledon which does not require the use of a bayonet. Think of it as the Civilian Service Rifle Match of the day. It would have cost a deal of money, too, in its original form, and one can only wonder what has happened to it it interim.
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