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H9620 Carbine, Snider, R.S.M.M. DTW (AF). Carbine, Snider Breech Loading MK II Pattern - Great Britain, 1863-1873 (OF).. Click to enlarge.

Carbine, Snider, R.S.M.M. DTW (AF). Carbine, Snider Breech Loading MK II Pattern - Great Britain, 1863-1873 (OF).

Made 1863-1873

The Snider breech loading rifle was an innovation in small arms as it enabled the much more convenient and faster loading of ammunition than the muzzle loading musket which was the standard government issue rifle for Britain’s armed forces in the mid 1800s. The Prussian army had adopted the Dreyse needle rifle, the first successful breech loading military rifle, in the 1840s, and England, recognising its great success, set about finding a replacement for the inferior muzzle loaders the armed for...

Summary

Object No.

H9620

Object Statement

Carbine, Snider, R.S.M.M. DTW (AF). Carbine, Snider Breech Loading MK II Pattern - Great Britain, 1863-1873 (OF).

Physical Description

Carbine, Snider, R.S.M.M. DTW (AF). Carbine, Snider Breech Loading MK II Pattern - Great Britain, 1863-1873 (OF).

Dimensions

Depth

916 mm

Production

Made

1863-1873

History

Notes

This rifle was used in the 1970 film 'Ned Kelly' staring Mick Jagger. This is the same type of rifle Kelly appropriated after a police officer dropped it.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Warren Anderson, 1982

Acquisition Date

26 July 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

Carbine, Snider, R.S.M.M. DTW (AF). Carbine, Snider Breech Loading MK II Pattern - Great Britain, 1863-1873 (OF). 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 July 2019, <https://ma.as/257829>

Wikipedia

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