Please, help identify

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by turbinator, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. turbinator

    turbinator New Member

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    Good evening, gentlemen,

    Can anybody help me identify this gun? It was found a few decades ago on a tree on a small island off New Zealand coast.

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  3. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    It's a Snider-Enfield.

    The firearm action was invented by the American Jacob Snider. It was adopted by Britain as a conversion system for its ubiquitous Enfield 1853 rifled musket muzzle loading arms.

    In service 1867–1901
    Used by United Kingdom & Colonies, Japan, Turkey, Portugal, Egypt
    Wars British colonial wars, New Zealand land wars, Red River Rebellion, North-West Rebellion, Fenian Raids, Anglo-Zulu War, Boer War, Boshin war, Russo-Turkish War.

    Click these links for more info;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snider-Enfield

    http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/product_details.php?itemID=30012

    Many different patterns of it on this page;
    http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/show_inventory.php?catID=4&subcatID=34
  4. turbinator

    turbinator New Member

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    Thank you, GunHugger, the mystery's solved. There is another question now - which side this gun was used in the Maori Wars on, but, I'm afraid, we'll never find it out. Anyways, it's a piece of history. Thank you once again.
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