Can we have close ups of the socket? It could be a "winner", depending on many things.
iv attached some more pictures hopefully this is what is meant by socket,there is some paint on it and it doesnt look good so would it be best for me to remove this,if so what would anyone recomend?
any good jell type paint remover would work on the socket bayonet,,,are there any markings visible on the socket?,,,as said earlier,,the hook guard enfield is quite uncommon,,,i have been looking for one for years!
the top bayo could be one of either Enfield or Martini henry, they both look similar to that one,
but i could be wrong. i think it is an enfield 1853 socket bayo.
heres some close ups of the stamps
That is a very early, and correct, Pattern 1907 Sanderson. I would value it between $400 and $600. The other Pattern 1907, the one without the hook, should be worth between $40 and $60. That hook makes a big difference.
This is a great thread, very informative. Thanks to all for the information. Jim G.
yes i agree,its been invaluable.so much to be learnt.great forum!