Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by washingtonmtnbiker, May 17, 2011.
A friend of mine has this and I was wondering if you could identify the rifle. Thanks
It's a Snider conversion of a percussion rifle. The British used this type of conversion on their muzzle loaders. Post it on Gunboards.com, lots of knowledge on these over there.
Not a Snider. IIRC they are sidelocks. This one is a backlock. It's french, generally called a Tabatiere. Same idea as the snider---a way to convert muzzle loaders to breechloaders with a side hinged block.
I will look into that, Thank you
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