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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
British Snider 3-band military rifle dated 1870 - $1050.00

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British Snider 3-band military rifle. Marked 1870 TOWER on lock, "SNIDER PATENT" on breech block, and "25" British proofed on barrel. Tiny initials "FH" at rear of flat opposite lock. Metal parts retain much of the original finish including color casehardening on lock and blue on barrel, metal parts are free of rust and pitting. Stock appears to have been cleaned and lightly refinished some time ago, but original sharp edges are preserved around the lock and flat opposite, shows a minute sliver to the cleaning rod channel and a few minor handling marks from storage, but overall seems to have had little, if any actual use. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.