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Beautiful Drissen & Cie. Manufactured 2-Band Enfield With Bayonet
Item #: A11
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This is a cool version of a Civil War imported rifle. This is the gun listed by collectors as a Brazilian light minie rifle. They were initially made for the Brazilian government by the O.P. Drissen Company in Liege, France. When the Civil War was going some of these guns were imported by the U.S. Ordnance Department. The special thing about this one is that it still has the brass shield on the wrist with the Union eagle in the center. It also has the "OHIO" stamping where it was in possession of the Buckeye state at one time. This lets us know that this one is one of the ones that made it over and was used during the Civil War. There is a neat description of these guns on page 112 of the 2nd edition of the book entitled Firearms from Europe. The gun itself has a full-length 32 inch barrel with the side lug for the saber bayonet. At the back of the barrel it has the correct and matching makers mark. The front sight is intact and the rear sight was replaced with a stud style sight and you can tell by the patina it was done eons ago. The action of the lock catches crisply on both positions. The gun has both of the sling swivels present and moveable and most of the time these are missing. The ramrod is the a nice looking replacement ramrod. All of the major parts have Drissen’s distinct maker mark of an anchor with "D” on one side of the anchor and "C” on the other side. The metal parts have the dark tone with fine tone. The gun displays well as you can see. The stock is complete and has a very attractive grain to the medium color of the wood. The gun is accompanied by the correct saber style bayonet. The blade and the iron crossguard usually have Drissen’s distinct maker mark of an anchor with "D” on one side of the anchor and "C” on the other side. This one doesn't appear to have ever had the D&C markings. On the back side of the blade it has the mark of actual maker of the blade "S&K”. This is the mark of Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen, Germany. The blade is full-length with a pleasing look. The brass handle is intact with the original locking spring as well. You get the gun as well as the saber bayonet for $1,750.00.

Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$1,750.00 USD

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