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Snider-Enfield breech-loading rifled musket and its mechanism, 1867

Caption: Snider-Enfield breech-loading rifled musket and its mechanism, 1867

Its breech-loading mechanism allowed a much faster rate of fire. Very modern in its time, this weapon was issued to the Canadian Volunteer Militia in 1867. Taken from 'The Volunteer Review,' (Montreal) 27 May 1867.