Original P1853 Enfield and P1864 Snider Barrel Band Springs – Set of 3
Original Item: The most common version of the P1853 Enfield rifle requires three barrel band springs to retain the Type 2 barrel bands. These are also used on the P1864 Snider rifles acquired out of Nepal. Other barrel band types are retained by clamping screws. Overall, there are two sizes of springs, a shorter spring used for the upper band and longer springs used for the middle and lower bands. There is a great amount of variation in the springs we have. This is a set of two lower/middle springs and one upper band spring.
Our springs are very dirty from a century plus of storage under poor conditions, but cleaning a couple of them with a wire wheel revealed that under the crud is a sound spring. We also found that many of our replacement springs had not been issued; we determined that by noticing that the stock pin on the spring had not been trimmed for the stock. See the photograph. You will have to clean the spring up and cut the pin to fit your stock. We only have a few