Militaria, Clocks, & Science
John Venables & Son Snider Conversion Sporting Rifle, c. 1870, serial number 1983, walnut stock with checkered wrist and forend, lock engraved with foliate designs and marked "J. VENABLES & SON," top of the conversion marked "SNIDER/PATENT," browned octagonal barrel marked "J. VENABLES & SON. ST. ALDATES, OXFORD," barrel lg. 27, overall lg. 45 in.
Gun is in overall very good condition with a clean and bright bore.
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