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Item No.: 9234 Price : SOLD
Item : CONFEDERATE IMPORTED P-1853 ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET
Description :
This is a classic Confederate Imported Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket of .577 caliber. 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 arms as possible. One of the arms obtained by both sides was the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket. It was a rugged and dependable arm, probably the best import of the war. The P-1853 was not an obsolete arm and many considered it as good or better than the American Model 1861 Springfield. This musket is a prime example of a Confederate import. It was made by "E.P. Bond", a private firm. The butt plate has an engraved inventory number, "8190" on the tang. The correct "JS"/Anchor marking is faintly visible on the the stock just behind the trigger guard. The inventory number is less than 10 digits away from another known example. The musket has seen hard use, both before and after the war. Post-war the rear sight was replaced with a simple post. The barrel was smooth bored, a shotgun being of more use to a farmer or settler than a rifle. The stock was scraped and refinished and a small thumbplate was added to the wrist. The gun is in good condition overall with a speckled pewter patina on the barrel. There is heavier pitting around the bolster from percussion flash. The lock, hammer, and barrel bands are brown. The lock works well, but the hammer screw is a replacement. The smooth bore is quite dark with some pitting. The stock is complete, shows light sanding or scraping, and has a light, milky, pecan color. There are a number of small dings from use that have been smoothed out. The "JS"/Anchor marking is faintly visible, as is the "B" marking of E.P. Bond just ahead of the engraved butt plate tang. This old warhorse is hard used, but is an original Confederate arm used during the Civil War. Stock no. 24687

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