British Enfield-Snider Model 1870 Single Shot Breech Loaded Cavalry Carbine Mark III, .577 caliber, serial number 8021, all visible serial number matching. Lockplate marked "Crown over 1870 ENFIELD" and "Crown over V.R" War Department markings, barrel, breech, barrel bands, butt plate, and rear sight marked with various War Department and Victoria Regina proof marks, right side of butt stock marked with "R.M. / Enfield and WD" roundel. Walnut stocks, round steel barrel, brass trigger guard, escutcheons to left side of lock plate, and butt plate, ramrod compartment in buttstock, checkered hammer and chamber catch, iron saddle ring, flip adjustable rear iron sight, front fin sight. Barrel length – 18 1/4". Overall length – 37". Manufactured circa 1870. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Action holds at half and full cock. Dings to stocks, screws appear to be missing to either side of forearm. Pitting, dings to metal. Bore is dirty. Saddle ring and chamber catch are loose. Lock plate does not sit flush in stock, some wood appears to be missing. Small oval patch to underside of butt stock.
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