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|14th May 2005||Snider Carbine - Sling Swivel and sight cover|
By Carl Daeche
I have recently obtained a very nice carbine MkIII dated 1870. Behind the trigger guard is a round ring sling swivel. There are no other attachments to the front of the rifle. Can anyone explain its purpose?
Secondly the rifle did not have the screws or the sight cover. Is there any contacts/companies making reproductions or supplying original screws? I have had no joy at Dyson.
Lastly I have seen some carbines with snap cap covers on chains from the trigger guard. Dis all carbines have this extra or only certain types?
I know I should buy the skennerton book but I have not got round to it yet? can anyone reccomend any others?