This is an attractive gun for the price! It is an original Civil War Enfield pattern .577 caliber rifle. This is the Civil War production made in
England like would have been brought through the blockade. It has the clear 1863 date of production on the lockplate to go along with the "TOWER" arsenal stamp and also the British crown stamp. The action still catches on both positions. The barrel is still full-length at 39 inches and has the British proof marks at the breech. The stamps include the "*25*25*" that denotes the bore of the gun as being .577 in caliber. The bore of the gun looks like a stove pipe all the way down. It has the original front sight still intact but it is missing the long range rear sight and you can see it has been gone for eons. The gun has neither of the original two sling swivels remaining. The stock has a very pretty dark tone to the wood that makes it very appealing. The stock was trimmed down to about where the middle of the nose cap and first barrel band would have been. The bands have been replaced by a single brass barrel band. Somewhere in more modern times it has been stamped on the buttplate and the side of the barrel with "CS" but these marks ARE NOT OLD. This is a very attractive looking Civil War 1863 dated
Enfield pattern rifle for a nice price.