VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED

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ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 39". 1862 Dated ”TOWER” in beautiful unmolested condition w/ raised grain to stock w/ crisp discernible markings. The Confederate’s most sought after rifle musket during the Civil War was the model 1853, tens of thousands were imported through the blockade. This musket was made by “TIPPING & LAWDEN” w/ their mark on stock and bbl. “Birmingham Small Arms” trademark cartouche on right side of buttstock, along w/ their viewing proofs stamped rear of triggerguard. Rifle musket is in standard config., 39" bbl. w/ Birmingham proof marks, adj. long range rear sight, 3 clamping bands, 2 sling swivels; brass buttplate, trigger guard & nosecap. Tipping & Lawden marked Enfields of several configs. have known Confederate connections, though this example has no definitive proofs, it is still typical of the most popular Confederate longarm of the Civil War, an exceptional example which was used lightly & taken care of since the war. CONDITION: fine overall, complete & original other than missing ramrod which. Bbl. has dark patina mixed w/ thinning blue finish, lock & hammer smooth dark patina w/ traces of case colors. Stock is sound, well fit w/ sharp edges, scattered cosmetic scratches & bruising. Brass has smooth medium mustard patina. Screw heads all sharp. Markings on wood & metal all crisp & discernible w/ exception: circle “E” proof on top of bbl. in front of “TL&C” stamp which is obscured by light powder pitting. Mechanically crisp w/ crisp rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19498/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

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VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED
VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED
Lot number: 3021
Seller: Poulin Antiques & Auctions, Inc
Event: SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
Ends: Sunday, November 7 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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