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    Model 1853 3-Band Enfield Rifled Musket. 55" overall length with 39" barrel, .577 caliber, "BARNET LONDON" stamped on lockplate, 3 inspector's marks on barrel, brass buttplate, trigger guard and nose cap. Complete with original ramrod. Owner's initials, "WHS" (or "SAM"?), carved on butt. Light rusting and pitting on all ferrous metal parts, however the gun's action still works. This weapon has "seen the elephant". Good condition. A classic Civil War era musket made in England and used widely by both North and South.

    Kent Wall's Report:
    This Enfield rifle pattern 1853 is an example of the type of firearm manufactured in England and perhaps saw service in America during the Civil War.
    This rifle has three iron, adjustable barrel bands, .577 caliber and is 55" in length, with a 39" barrel.
    The lockplate is marked "Barnet" over "London" and exhibits dings and scratches with some pitting.
    The barrel is dark with pitting and light rust, especially around the bolster. There are three proofmarks and a "P" stamped on the barrel.
    The buttplate, trigger guard, and nose cap are brass.
    The long range rear sight and front sight are present.
    There is a ramrod present and there are no markings.
    The stock exhibits numerous scratches and dings. "SAM" (or "WHS") is carved on the butt. On the left side near the escutcheon is stamped "J. C." in small letters.
    Overall Condition: Fair.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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