Snider-Enfield Mk. III breech-loading conversion Cavalry carbine
Manufactured by Enfield - converted for metallic cartridges as such - in England c.1870, using the 1866 Snider metallic cartridge conversion design of the Pattern 1853 Rifled Musket.
.577 Snider single shot 1864 Tabatière-like action, leather cover on the rear ladder sight, safety cap on the firing pin mechanism linked to the gun by a chain lanyard.
The Snider-Enfield would stay in service as England’s military rifle from 1866 to 1871-73 when it was replaced by the Martini-Henry falling-block rifle, although as per usual rear-echelon troops would still use it up until WW1.
same model without the leather cover and safety