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Item No.: 9193 Price : SOLD
Item : CONFEDERATE IMPORTED AUSTRIAN LORENZ RIFLE W/BAYONET
Description :
Here is an Austrian Model 1854 Lorenz Rifle and Bayonet imported by the Confederate States of America for use during the Civil War. As both the North and the South struggled to equip their rapidly growing armies in the opening days of the Civil War, the nations of Europe emptied their arsenals, disposing of as many obsolete arms as possible. One of the arms obtained by both sides was the Model 1854 Lorenz Rifle. It was a rugged and dependable arm, of better quality than many of the other types acquired. The rifles imported by the North generally differed from those acquired by the South. They did not have cheek rests, often had adjustable rear sights, and were generally bored out and rifled to accept standard .58 caliber Minie Ball ammunition. The South's rifles were simpler and this rifle is a quintessential example of a Confederate import. It has a cheekrest, it remains in .54 caliber, and the rear sight is a simple single leaf post design. In addition, the right side of the butt is stamped with the letter "G" in the style of that stamped on imported English Cavalry sabers used by the State of Georgia. This Lorenz is in very good condition. The metal has a silvery pewter patina with brown speckles of fine pitting overall. The lock works well. The bore is in fine condition with a few small pits, but mostly shiny with strong rifling along its length. The stock is in fine condition with just a few tiny dings from use. The stamped "G" is clear. There is a piece of tape stuck to the cheekrest with the words "Confederate Souvenir" written in cursive. Included is a correct Austrian cruciform socket bayonet for the rifle. It is in the same condition as the rifle and complements it well. If your collection needs a good example of a Confederate longarm, this one will serve you well. Stock no. 24534

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