Will Mathieson wrote:North West Rebellions in Canada 1885.
Interesting, I didn't even consider it was still in use in the mid-1880s!
Although the Canadian Militia were probably the first troops outside of the UK to get the Snider-Enfield rifle ..... having been fully re-armed with it well before the end of 1867 because of the Fenian threat .... they were also among the last in the Empire to carry it as their standard-issue longarm. Our Department of Militia & Defence never did adopt the Martini-Henry, and thus kept the Snider on issue until finally forced to adopt the Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle in 1897-98
. Indeed, not all units of the Militia had their Sniders replaced until a few years into the 20th Century! (And you think the New Zealand government was niggardly!
During the 1885 North West Rebellion, Canadian Troops were armed almost exclusively with Snider-Enfield rifles.