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    M1853 Enfield .557 Caliber Artillery Officer's Two Band Percussion Short Rifle. 33" barrel. Wood exquisitely checkered at wrist and on forestock. Beautiful hand engraved decoration on lock plate, hammer, trigger guard, butt plate tang and screw heads. The front barrel band incorporates a stud for mounting a saber bayonet. Standard British proofs at breech, remarkably the lock plate is unmarked. Long range rear sight, original nipple protector and chain. These high quality rifles were a favorite of Confederate officers and NCOs with a number finding their way through the blockade. A scarce and desirable Civil War period rifle. Barrel clean and light gray, darker patina on furniture. All metal smooth with just a few minor scattered patches of very light pitting. Mechanically perfect, perfect bore. Wood excellent retaining most of the original varnish.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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