This is an attractive gun! 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 1863 date of production on the lockplate to go along with the "TOWER" arsenal stamp and also the British crown stamp. The action works crisply on all positions. The barrel is full-length and has the British proof marks clearly visible at the breech. The stamps include the "*25*25*" that denotes the bore of the gun as being .577 in caliber. It has the original front sight still nicely intact but it is missing the long range rear sight. The gun has one of the two sling swivels remaining. It has a nice original full-length Enfield ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel that displays well. The stock has a very pretty dark tone to the wood that makes it very appealing. On the flat of the front of the shoulder stock has the stamping of the Birmingham Small Arms Trade still faintly visible. It also has the stamping behind the triggerguard of the "COOPER" stock maker stamping still partially visible. There are also the remnants of the markings behind the triggerguard which could be Southern import marking but you can't see enough to say for sure. This is a very attractive looking Civil War 1863 dated
Enfield pattern rifle with clear markings.