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Offline ssb73q

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Snider-Enfield
« on: May 07, 2020, 08:59:35 AM »
Hi, while waiting for my Traditions 1853 Enfield rifle to arrive, I have been doing some reading on the 1853 and subsequent cartridge conversion, the Snider-Enfield. I see that GunBroker has some reasonably priced Snider-Enfields for sale. Does anyone here own a Snider-Enfield that can tell me something about their experience with it?

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Re: Snider-Enfield
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 12:02:43 PM »
Richard, over the years I had 2 Snider-Enfields. These were the cut-down guns converted to 12 gauge shotgun, so-called Zulu guns that were traded to African natives. Unfortunately, at that time I didn't have any brass shells to load and I didn't want to shoot any modern loads, sold them off. I have one now that needs work/parts so have not shot it either. I know, not much help!

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Re: Snider-Enfield
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 01:58:49 PM »
I almost bought a French Tabatiere that was converted to shotgun with a Snider conversion but they wanted 169.00 for it and I just couldn't see it.
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Re: Snider-Enfield
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 04:35:19 PM »
Hey Guys,

What holds the Breech/Firing Pin Assy. shut?
Looks like it could fly open to me.

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Re: Snider-Enfield
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 04:43:14 PM »
Hey Guys,

What holds the Breech/Firing Pin Assy. shut?
Looks like it could fly open to me.

AntiqueSledMan.

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