British Military Pattern 1856 Percussion Cavalry Carbine by Moxham

.577 caliber, 21" barrel secured by two barrel bands, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked 1861/TOWER forward of lock and with [crown]/[broad arrow] inspection mark, with [crown]/VR mark at tail of lock. British military proofs at breech. Obverse stock with British War Department storekeeper's mark, dated 1861. Contractor name MOXHAM in toe line of stock. Correct pattern multi-leaf rear sight, sling bar and ring on counterpane. Captive ramrod with damaged keeper ring and missing large palm disk for loading. A nice example of a British military marked P1856 cavalry carbine.


Very good. Barrel with a combination of thinned blue and plum patina showing some scattered surface oxidation. All markings fairly clear, mechanically functional, bore good with even pitting. Stock crisp with nice edges, showing numerous bumps and dings, as well as some chips and splinters out of the ramrod channel.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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