British 1856 Enfield via OEF bringback....

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    British 1856 Enfield via OEF bringback....

    Post by MyZone on Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:54 pm

    Hello all,

    Just figured I'd help fill this topic.

    I've had this for maybe 10 months now. It was a bring back item by a now retired CWO-3. I am not familiar with all the items that are allowed to bring back, but this one fell under "relic" pre-1859.

    I know a few of guys who are certified gun gurus, and they said this one was a muzzle loader converted to breach load @ some time in its life time.... .577 calibur I believe it is.

    I trust it has seen a bit of action affraid.

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    Re: British 1856 Enfield via OEF bringback....

    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:57 pm

    You lucky son of a gun....that is one AMAZING piece of history right there. I would give my left nut to have something with that much history behind it
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    Post by MyZone on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:03 pm

    Also, I forgot to mention that I was told it was a cavalry "short barrel" model....



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    Post by Richard101 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:29 pm

    Hi thought I'd mention it looks like a snider breech loader I have one at work here in the uk the company I work for used to convert them from muzzle to breech it is a cavalry carbine Cheers Richard
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    Post by zvez on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:32 pm

    Actually I think it's the short rifle as it has two barrel bands and full stock whereas the carbine had one band.

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    Richard101 wrote:Hi thought I'd mention it looks like a snider breech loader I have one at work here in the uk the company I work for used to convert them from muzzle to breech it is a cavalry carbine Cheers Richard
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    Post by zvez on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:34 pm

    here's a good link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snider-Enfield
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    Post by zvez on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:37 pm

    actually my bad, I wonder if it's the "artillery carbine" as the cavalry is only half stocked?
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    Post by Richard101 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:42 pm

    It could well be these are a bit before the guns I normally work on
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    Post by zvez on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:04 pm

    Do you work at RSAF??

    Richard101 wrote:It could well be these are a bit before the guns I normally work on
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    Post by Richard101 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:17 pm

    No i work on sporting guns at Birmingham small arms (BSA )
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    Post by zvez on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:01 pm

    that would be a nice job!

    Richard101 wrote:No i work on sporting guns at Birmingham small arms (BSA )
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:15 pm

    Wow, that is a weird but equally cool piece..a Victorian era rifle!!!!


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    Re: British 1856 Enfield via OEF bringback....

    Post by MyZone on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:05 pm

    This is still one of my favorite pieces....I was just handling it the other day. Makes you wonder where some of items (we post on this forum) have been and whose hands they have passed through....

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