An Enfield .6 calibre three band percussion rifle with a Hay pattern lock plate and hammer and three bands on the barrel. It is marked " Isaac Hollis & Sons, Makers to her Majesty's War Dept. " Has "BN/ Z / 778" is marked on the butt plate. " NAPEKA " is incised on left hand side of stock. On the right hand side of the stock is a manufacturer's mark within a circle which reads " TOWER LONDON / 1853".
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This rifle appears to have been assembled to resemble a New Zealand Wars 1853 Pattern Enfield rifle. The stock may be from a Pattern 1853 Enfield although the marks on the butt plate are New Zealand ones. So the woodwork is originally from one weapon while the lock is off a Hay pattern weapon and the barrel is from an Indian Mutiny Enfield.
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