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swinburne Henry carbine
smithart101


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Hi
does anyone have any good photos of a swinburne Henry carbine as used by the mounted infantry of woods escort? In the well known photo of these men (90thLight inf) the weapon has something wrapped around the stock or attached, between the receiver and the sight. any guesses?
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smithart101


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To partly answer my own question, on closer inspection, with a magnifying glass, the thing on the stock is a leather cover for the sight, presumably to stop it snagging in a carbine bucket. Seems to have a brass stud on the side of the weapon for the cover to attach to.

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smithart101


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at last I found one! For anyone whos interested, here is the link. sadly its been sold.
http://www.millaisantiques.co.uk/shop/shop.php
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Neil Aspinshaw


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There is nornally two patterns of swinburn that was carried, the pattern shown on the sales link, foresight cover, longer forend and bowie style bayonet lug, IMI.
Photo evidence of the colonial mounted troops showed they had the shorter "sporter" style Swinburn, take a look at the forum post I did (page 2).
Neil

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smithart101


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thanks Neil,
thats very helpful, great photos.
regards
Simon
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