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Confederate Numbered P1853 Enfield Rifle

.58, 39” barrel, S/N 2120. Blued finish, walnut stock, brass and iron furniture. Lock marked 1861 over TOWER, with standard Birmingham commercial proof marks at breech. Buttplate tang with engraved Confederate inventory number 2120, making this gun an early delivery under the second Sinclair, Hamilton & Company contract with the Confederacy, which delivered 30,000 P1853 “Long Enfields” numbered in three sequences; 1-10,000, 1-10,000A and 1-10,000B. Stock with weak "S" furnisher's mark for Scott & Son in front of buttplate tang. Missing rear sight, barrel restored for last 4”, forend restored. Period ramrod is not inventory numbered. A good entry level example of a Confederate numbered P1853 Enfield Rifle Musket. Less than 300 of the 30,000 numbered Enfields purchased by the Confederacy under this contract are known to have survived to today.

Condition:

About good overall. Metal with an oxidized brown patina and scattered pitting, particularly at the breech. Forward portion of barrel and stock restored. Bore good with strong rifling except for the short, restored portion near the muzzle. Mechanically functional. Wood with numerous bumps, dings, mars and wear.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,998
05/02/2018

 

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