Confederate Marked British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket

.58 caliber, 39" barrel retained by three clamping barrel bands, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock dated 1862 over TOWER, with no "VR" under crown as is correct. Standard Birmingham commercial proof marks with a pair of "24" gauge marks indicating .58 caliber. An additional "RB" inspection is also present on the barrel, only found on Civil War imported Enfields. Top of comb, forward of buttplate tang stamped with a [CROWN]/SH/G3. Long thought to indicate purchase by Schuyler, Hartley and Graham, recent study has revealed this is an alternate Sinclair, Hamilton & Company mark, indicating Confederate purchase. 900-yard rear sight, musket front sight/bayonet lug, correct upper sling swivel, repealed lower swivel. Original full-length ramrod. Includes a reproduction English pattern tompion.

Provenance:From the Collection of Roger Hamilton


Very good. Retains thinned traces of blue with a mostly plum brown patina. Clear markings, scattered light surface oxidation, brass with a medium gold patina. Mechanically functional, good bore with even light pitting. Missing all three tension screw thread protectors from the barrel bands. Stock solid with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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