.577 Snider-Enfield Rifles & Carbines
                                       
  by Ian Skennerton

                                              Contents

   Acknowledgments
   Authorís Note                                                                                           page
  
Chapter 1    Sniderís Patents                                                                          9
   Chapter 2    The Snider-Enfield                                                                    29
   Chapter 3    Early Trials & Experiments                                                        41
   Chapter 4    A Progression of Patterns & Alterations                                     75
   Chapter 5    Later Trials & Experiments                                                      117
   Chapter 6    The Long Rifle                                                                         127
   Chapter 7    The Short Rifle                                                                        139
   Chapter 8    The Engineers Carbine                                                             149
   Chapter 9    The Artillery Carbine                                                               153
   Chapter 10    The Cavalry Carbine                                                             159
   Chapter 11    Constabulary & Gaol Carbines                                              169
   Chapter 12    A Precis of Volunteer Models                                               177
   Chapter 13    Bayonets for the Sniders                                                       185
   Chapter 14    Accessories and Tools                                                          193
   Chapter 15    Production Markings                                                             199
   Chapter 16    Empire Issue Markings                                                          209
   Chapter 17    .577 Snider Ball, Blank & Shot Cartridges                             213

   Appendixes:
  
Section 18    War Office Correspondence in relation
                        to Mr. Sniderís Claim as the Inventor                                     221
   Section 19    Memorandum on the Contemplated Change
                        of Pattern from Snider-Enfield to Martini-Henry                      225
   Section 20    Tabled Comparison between the Snider and
                         Martini-Henry Rifles and Ammunition                                     231
   Bibliography                                                                                                232
   Glossary                                                                                                      233
   Index                                                                                                           235


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