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Authentic Confederate Manufactured or Used Swords and Firearms of the Civil War
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Scarce Iron Mounted CS Imported 1861 Enfield 2 Band Rifle with #'s & JS Anchor
Item #: A5895
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If you have wanted an original Confederate imported Civil War Enfield rifle with an early production date and here it is. This is the 2 band short rifle that saw service by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War but we know that this one went to the South because of the markings. This pattern of gun is officially known as the Enfield Pattern 1856 Short Rifle. This is the version that is iron mounted instead of brass. These iron ones are much tougher to find. On the lockplate you can still see the "TOWER" arsenal marking and you can see the production date of "1861". Behind the hammer it has the English crown stamp. The action of the lockplate catches one the second position but slips off of the first. The barrel is full-length at 33 inches and has the original front and rear sights intact. At the breech of the barrel you can still see the traces of the "25 25" stamping which denotes the barrel being of .577 caliber or 25 gauge. When you look down the barrel you see that it still retains a trace amount of the original rifling from the factory. The stock has a nice look with an attractive grain to the wood as you can see in the images. The gun has the front sling swivel that is missing but the one on the back of the trigger guard is present. When we got the gun it was missing the front barrel band as well as a ramrod. We replaced these 2 items with replacements from a later Enfield timeframe. They both look nice on the gun as you can see. What is special about this gun is that behind the triggerguard it has the Anchor and "JS" stamped marking that lets us know that it is one of the imported rifles for the Confederacy. It also has the "1157" stamping by the anchor. This style of marking is known as it being stamped in the "Belly of the Stock" and was done on these iron mounted rifles. These stamped numbers usually show up on the brass of the buttplate but this would have been easier that stamping the hard iron of these buttplates. These marks let us know 100% that it is Confederate in use. This is a well used but attractive 1861 dated Enfield rifle and is the tougher to find two band configuration with the multiple Confederate markings.

Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
$2,950.00 USD

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