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Anybody ever shoot or own a British 577 Snider rifle ??

 

Comments  , Concerns , etc 

 

thinking bout getting one

 

thank y'all 

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If memory serves, that was a black powder cartridge of British origin.  If my memory is correct, the only advice I have is:  1) make sure you know how to load black powder cartridges, and 2) have the gun inspected / bore scoped before you shoot it.  

 

 

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Duelist 1954 has a great video on the care and feeding of the 577 on his YouTube channel 

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Had a Snider .577 that had belonged to an old man from England.  His family gave it to me when I was about 16.  Concerns?  Hell, yes.  I never fired it because no one in northern Utah could get any ammo for it.  Strange action on those beasties: opened from the wrong side.

 

I sold it to a college professor my Sophomore year in college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I do. I even shot a plainsman match with it- once. Lots of fun and frustration all in one. 

There's a ton of info here-https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/britishmilitariaforums/snider-enfield-forum-f2

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One of our posse members, Jasper Yates, makes a hobby of them.

Shoot me a PM with your e-mail addy and I'll try to put you in touch.

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