Snider- Enfield Carbine Mk111 Rifle

Production date
1869
Description
Snider Cavalry Carbine Mk111, .577 inch calibre. Mk111 action, flat-faced hammer. Brass fittings (as the Mk111 was not made out of P1861 cavalry carbine, but the first of the purpose made sniders. The cleaning rod under the barrel was done away with, replaced with a two piece cleaning rod which was housed in the butt).

Specific details:
Rear sight graduated 0 - 600 yds, overall length 37.5 inches.
Barrel length 19.25 inches.
Maker Royal Enfield Arms Factory, lock marked '1869 / ENFIELD'.
Top of Shoe '111' (Mk111 Action).
Top of Shoe 'N (Broad Arrow) Z /87' (issued in N.Z. 1887). Military Ordinance issue and acceptance marks on barrel and action.
Loading method: breech loading.
Usage: Military.
Events/Places/Dates: New Zealand military issue [1887].
Other: Sold out of service.
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Object detail

Production date
1869
Media/Materials
Rifle barrel steel, furniture brass, stock and forend wood
Measurements
965mm length
490mm barrel length
21mm barrel diameter
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1962/25/2

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