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Snider Carbine once again

Greetings all, Here we go again, another Snider is added to the collection and this time I bought it with the express purpose of selling it, but the local collector that I thought would take it...

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My word, you beat me to it by one day or it would be at my house right now. Good catch Branko. -Ryan

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Ryan, When I was on the phone with the store they were discussing if the gun was on hold for someone and decided it was not so I did luck out. Although it was advertised as in Very Good shape I did...

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Still for the price you did very well. I could not call at the time and had sent an inquiry about the 2 carbines asking for pictures/info. via email. At that point I had not purchased either so they...

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thats a beauty for the price ! excellent snag!

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It looks a nice one, Branko. If you had a bit to do at it, it was well worth it! Congratulations! Is it coming to Alberta? Do let us know how it performs, won't you? All the best, R.

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Looks like a sister to mine......I too have been wondering about the marking on the barrel right side just ahead of the breech, or in my case, just below the rear sight.: a 5 3 0 (the lower case 'a'...

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gcrank1, The A 470 on mine is on the right side and under the rear sight as well. The A is upper case not lower case though and not italic but a block letter. Does yours have any unit markings on the...

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Yes I have the ring, I assume it is a shoulder sling ring as per pictures of US Cav. troopers with the trapdoor Springfield, but?? assume does get me in trouble and I am new to these rifles. Buttplate...

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A correction on my post of 5-16 The stamping on the barrel, rear sight, right hand side is: A 5 3 0 Yes, an upper case A just as it appears here This is overstamped on what I think is a barrel...

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Hi Blake, The mystery mark is your serial No. Snider No.s were kept to a maximum of 4 figures so once they reached 9999 they started again with a letter prefix, in this case" A" This topic has been...

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Interesting...The ser. no. I thought the ser.no. was that on the underside of the breechblock and/or on the underside of the rear sight leaf. I will check the archives, of cousre. As someone new to...

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I am not sure that the explanation is a good enough one. Why would these guns than have two serial numbers? For mine and Blake's both have a four digit number and than again a three digit number with...

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Sorry ,I did not realise this No. was in addition to another serial no.I withdraw my previous explanation unreservedly. Tomo.

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Well the mystery is no closer to being solved. I know that Enfield revolvers did have letters in the serial numbers but I have not seen a Snider that had a serial number with letters, but that does...

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As Branko suggested I have dismounted the barrel. The numbers match the underside of my breechblock: ' 9033 ' but those on the tang/breechplug and barrel proper both have an 'H' also (separate from...

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My early suspicions have been for the most part confirmed. No hard proof mostly circumstantial evidence but enough to make it look fairly convincing. My carbine and by extention Blake your carbine...

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This list may be of interest here - it is posted in the Pistols forum under a Kerr thread.... Here is a translated list of Portuguese small arms from the appropriate time frame, you will see that Kerr...

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