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    .577 snider enfield

    Was RSO at our local range today... bloke shows up with this bloody thing... a monster,got to shoot it (target)recoil minimal Name:  BA36139F-7D7C-4889-9BF0-F5716F4FCE97.jpeg
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    I have a few of those
    Good gun. Good fun.
    Looks like 3 bands? ? Sargents length?

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    All the ammo were hand reloads .. black powder... have never seen one of these but the ol-boy was full of good info ...the history,...English,elephant guns.... 93 years of age,open sites @135 yds ,he could still hit the target (standard target size)... I was very impressed.....what gentleman!!!
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    Yeah mate... he mentioned the numbers,so I’m sure you know,but he said it was standard


    Quote Originally Posted by Boxton View Post
    I have a few of those
    Good gun. Good fun.
    Looks like 3 bands? ? Sargents length?
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    Been tempted to turn up to a service rifle shoot with its replacement the martini henry but the timed stages would be a challenge.
    There was its precurser the enfield muzzle loader at the big bore shoot. .577 and an oz of lead certainly qualified.
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    I’m just bloody amazed these things are in kiwi.... get surprised all the time
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    Loaded some ammo for one the other day, 70 grains FFG, guy had bought a commercial I.Hollis from the TGA Gun Show, Really nice rifle, early model with the suicide block!! Havent heard from him since he picked up the ammo?
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    I had a 3 band land pattern conversion with the mk1 "suicide" block and I'm still here. Undeserved name IMO.

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    “Suicide block”...?????
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    My missus loves these old guns, has a reproduction Enfield, and a original 1860 Snider. Still shoot the Snider too, soft loads and not a lot of shots but gees it’s good fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    “Suicide block”...?????
    No latch on the hinged block to keep it closed hence the name.
    Later versions had a latch.

    I have 3 - a full length rifle (3 bander like in the photo), a shorter "suicide" model which is a muzzle loader conversion, and a Hollis cavalry carbine with saddle ring.

    I have shot the conversion a few times and the cavalry carbine maybe 300- 400 times back in the day when I was fully into BP.

    I am not sure I would want to take on an irate elephant with a Snider.
    Last edited by zimmer; 26-09-2019 at 03:15 PM.
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    Thanks for that mate... appreciate the explanation... in looking up the history it was mentioned that it was used on elephants... I have no idea what this type of firearm was used for , but I’m all up for some ”education”...
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    No doubt like the 303 they probably did get used on elephants.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    Thanks for that mate... appreciate the explanation... in looking up the history it was mentioned that it was used on elephants... I have no idea what this type of firearm was used for , but I’m all up for some ”education”...
    Indigenous persons
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    Lol.... u a funny man mate.... but yeah.... history is a teacher

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