This all original Snider Carbine is in excellent condition. The stock is in great shape with wonderfully crisp edges and only a few minor dings and dents, but no cracks or rotten spots. The buttstock proudly bears a Royal Manufactory Enfield Roundel with a First Class mark; meaning that this was a top quality rifle when it was built some 140 years ago. A large "DC" is also stamped on the left side of the buttstock; which stands for "Dominion of Canada". These Canadian Sniders are highly prized by collectors as this is one of the few ways to guarantee that a particular weapon was never sent to an subsequently rebuilt in the Middle East. This butt plate also has a trapdoor for cleaning accessories; indicating that this is a true carbine stock and not simply a cut down rifle.
The lock is in excellent condition; working flawlessly on both full and half cock. The lock plate stamps are crisp and legible.
The barrel is in wonderful shape with the majority of its original blued finish intact and patining to a wonderful "plum" color. The breech block locks up very tight and the extractor functions perfectly. The bore is in beautiful shape with crisp rifling and no rust or pitting. Its obvious that this carbine was very well cared for.
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