Snider Carbine, 1867

The Snider was the British Army's attempt at converting the Enfield Muzzle Loader into a Breech loader. It used a new type of metal cased cartridge called a boxer cartridge. The calibre was .577in. The shorter carbine was designed for use by the cavalry, but it was quickly replaced by the Martini-Henry which was adopted in 1871.

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by Stephen Luscombe