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    Scarce Civil War J. P. Moore Enfield Pattern .58 Caliber Rifled Musket with Period ID. Although long believed to be Confederate, recent evidence proves that these well made Enfield pattern rifles were produced by J. P. Moore Sons of New York City. Moore operated as a jobber for Colt and it appears likely that Colt was, in fact, the source for some of the parts used on these weapons. This is an exceptionally nice example. All metal generally smooth and light gray with just some light pitting at the breech, minor. Barrel with correct British proofs, lock deeply marked with M over eagle/shield at tail and 1862 in the center. Wood really excellent with smooth deep dark patina. Rifled bore excellent, mechanically perfect. Retains the original brown leather sling marked "Smith Bourn & Co. Hartford, Ct." "J. Bailey" neatly cut into the cling at two places, unquestionably period, and, potentially, an important piece of evidence to establish a context of use for these scarce and desirable guns. Exceptional example, especially desirable with this great period ID.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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