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    Model 1853 British Enfield Georgia Import Rifle with JS over Anchor stamped behind trigger guard, .577 caliber, 55" overall length, 38.5" barrel, "E.P.BOND / LONDON" stamped on lockplate, undated, three bands, rear sight, brass nose cap, brass buttplate stamped "4933" by Confederate authorities, brass trigger guard, engraved border on lockplate and hammer, includes ramrod. Toned brass elements, light porosity under brown patina on barrel, hammer and lockplate retain bright finish, numerous old nicks and dings on wood from normal use. Overall very good condition. A very presentable and classic Enfield as imported extensively by both the Union and the Confederacy. This actual rifle is pictured on page 44 of Firearms From Europe by David Noe, Larry W. Yantz and James B. Whisker (Rochester, New York: Rowe Publications, 1999). These guns were ordered by the state of Georgia and ran the blockade into the Confederacy to arm their troops.

    Kent Wall's Report:
    This Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle made by E. P. Bond is a fine example of the type of firearm that was manufactured in England and very likely saw service in America during the Civil War.
    This rifle has 3 iron, adjustable barrel bands, .577 caliber and is 55" in length, with a 38.5" barrel.
    The lockplate exhibits a pleasant, bright finish and is marked "E. P. Bond" over "London". Decorative engraving around the edge.
    The barrel exhibits an even, brown patina and has three proof marks. Stamped on the flat near the hammer is a scepter and a crown over "E. B."
    The long range rear sight is present with the ranging numbers clearly visible on the right side. The hammer has decorative engraving and a bright finish.
    The nose cap, buttplate and trigger guard are brass with a mellow patina. The buttplate tang is engraved "4933".
    The ramrod is original and is engraved "4933" near the end.
    The stock exhibits dings and scratches from normal use but is not unpleasant in appearance. The "JS" over anchor is stamped in the wood behind the trigger guard tang.
    Condition: Very Good.
    Provenance: The rifle is pictured in Firearms From Europe by Noe/Yantz/Whisker, 1999, pg. 44.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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