A Rare Dutch 13-Bore 1854 Model Snider Conversion Cavalry Carbine No. 1

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Lot 217
A Rare Dutch 13-Bore 1854 Model Snider Conversion Cavalry Carbine No. 1
Made By P. Stevens, Maastricht, Dated 1859

Sold for £ 1,200 (US$ 1,443) inc. premium
A Rare Dutch 13-Bore 1854 Model Snider Conversion Cavalry Carbine No. 1
Made By P. Stevens, Maastricht, Dated 1859
With block-sighted barrel retained by a spring-held barrel band, pivoting breech-block, plain tang, flat bevelled lock numbered '47' and struck with sub-inspector's mark of Benoit Saltzherr, figured three-quarter stock (minor chip opposite the lock) with traces of stamped circular Delft arsenal mark on the right side of the butt, regulation iron mounts struck with an inspector's mark and comprising trigger-guard, rounded side-plate made in one with a bar extension carrying two suspension-rings, and dated butt-plate stamped 'MA 20' on the heel tang
37.8 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Only one hundred of these carbines are believed to have been converted to the Snider breech-loading system in 1872 by the State Gun Factory, Delft, to be used for gallery practice. See drs B.J. Martens / drs. G. de Vries, Nederlandse Vuurwapens, Landmacht, Marine en koloniale troepen 1866-1895, p. 66
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