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Portuguese contract British made Snider Mark III cavalry carbine - $1250.00

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Portuguese contract British made Snider Mark III cavalry carbine. Only 1200 produced. Marked on lock "BSA&MCo/1875" with crown and GP at rear for Government of Portugal. Serial number C930. Crown over FA Portuguese proof on numerous metal parts, including original cleaning rod located inside buttstock under trap in buttplate. Triggerguard and buttplate were cleaned, other parts have a pleasing patina overall with some original finish present. Stock appears to have been lightly cleaned some time ago, shows numerous handling marks, scratches and bruises, but is free of cracks and chips. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.