1877 Enfield IC 1

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1877 Enfield IC 1

IG-105
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July 12th, 2018, 7:17 pm #1

So the Carbine I was asking about in a previous thread is indeed an IC 1. I'll try to get photos of the markings when I'm able (should be tomorrow.) I don't see any Nepalese markings on this carbine, butt plate is plain, receiver by the barrel is stamped with a broad arrow, SA, and 221 on the same side as the factory stamping. Bore looks good, albeit a bit dusty. No cleaning rod, and I have no clue where to go about getting one. I'm also going to have to crack it open and check the internals. The mechanism is real finicky, I'm guessing a bad sear. It sounds rather clunky on firing, stiff lever and a loud clunk compared to the Mk II rifle I got today as well. I'm guessing IMA should have the internal parts, but does anyone know where to get a cleaning rod?
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PommyB
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July 12th, 2018, 9:21 pm #2

The Broad Arrow/S.A./221 sounds like it could be former (colonial) South Australia Police issue.
"For a man, be he ever so much resolved to do his duty as a parent, can't be flogging his children all day....."

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. (William Thackeray).
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IG-105
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July 13th, 2018, 4:15 pm #3

Photos of the markings and a bore shot of the IC1 (1 of 2)
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IG-105
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July 13th, 2018, 4:16 pm #4

2 of 2 of the photos
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hopmanhenk
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July 13th, 2018, 4:25 pm #5

Nice but it's a CC1.
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peter dyson has the rods for sale
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IG-105
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July 13th, 2018, 5:26 pm #6

Thanks for the tip on the rod. I was looking at buying the snap caps, that they have the rods is even more fortunate for me. I figured this was a cavalry configuration, lacking the sling swivel I saw in a Forgotten Weapons video. The markings may be faint but it looks to me more like an "I.C." and not a "C.C." Shame the markings on this aren't as clear as they could be. CC marked carbines were never officially produced, were they?
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July 13th, 2018, 7:35 pm #7

I stand corrected.  Beware dyson rods are reproductions as he ran out of real ones a few years ago.
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Yesterday, 6:53 pm #8

Very nice carbine! PommyB is correct...Rack number 221 is on the list of the MH carbines known issued to the South Australian mounted police.
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