Rare British Empire originals! Imagine, if the day after the Battle of Gettysburg, all the discarded rifles and bayonets were piled in an old farm building and ignored for 130 years. That's the situation here. These Nepalese treasures were mostly supplied by the British who ruled the Indian subcontinent. These have been used, stored and basically forgotten in excess of 100 years.
Like an uncovered time capsule! Generations of dust and dirt have insulated the items in a thick, protective cocoon. Cool, dry temperatures of the Indian region preserved the antiques and basically eliminated corrosion-causing moisture. Condition: used, in fair to good condition.
These limited few P-1864s have received a heavy-duty professional cleaning to remove the worst of the dust and dirt and have been packaged in protective plastic. Many have blemishes and will not look new. But talk about character!
And consider the age of these history-soaked antiques from the 19th century. These artifacts make marvelous display pieces and the rifles APPEAR to be in working order. Each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed.
- Originally designed for American troops by Jacob Snider, the P-1864 improved on the original, and was a standout percussion Rifle adopted by the British Board of Ordnance in 1864
- Has 3-groove rifling with a pitch of one turn in 78"
- The breech block houses a diagonally downward sloping firing pin struck with a front-action lock-mounted hammer
- No ejector... Rifle is rolled onto its back to allow the case to drop out
- Nice and long at 54". Weighs 9 lbs.
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P-1864 Snider Breech Loading Rifle
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