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The breech loading conversion of the muzzle loading Enfield rifle.

The Snider Breech-Loader Rifle

At the present time when the "Snider question" is exciting so much interest and discussion, and when the Government factories are busily employed in turning out large numbers of what will, for some time, be the national weapon, we think a description of the Snider rifle and its ammunition will not prove uninteresting to our readers. We believe we are correct in stating that with the exception of a small sketch which appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette some months ago, and which, though very interesting, did not go much into detail, no perfect illustration of this rifle, in its present state of perfection, has yet been published. The accompanying woodcuts have been carefully prepared from a Government converted Enfield.

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