A Snider Mark III .577 calibre cavalry carbine with a brass trigger guard and a butt cap with a butt trap. It is marked "B.S.A. & M . Coy 1880". " N.80z / 0410 " with "S. C. " stamped over it is marked on the breech block along with a 'sold from service' mark.
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This weapon was purchased by the New Zealand Government as part of a large contract in 1880. The "SC" marking on it denotes it was later used by a school cadet unit where it might have been used to fire blanks.
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