ENFIELD CARBINE DATED 1880 WITH INTERESTING STOCK MARKINGS

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Item Code: 30-2011

Carbine meas. 36.50 inches long with a round barrel that meas. approx. 21.00 inches and is .577. The barrel surface is turning a plumb brown and has the correct front and rear sights. Rear sight is complete with flip-up leaf and sliding appture. Barrel is stamped with #5450 behind the rear sight. Bore has excellent rifling and is clean but doers have a spot of pitting about halfway down. The barrel is attached to the stock by two barrel bands that match the barrel in color. The front band needs to be seated a little better.

Lock is the typical Enfield lock with a dark patina to match the rest of the iron on the weapon. Lock is stamped behind the hammer with a crown without the “VR.” Forward of the hammer is stamped “ENFIELD CARBINE / TOWER / 1880” in three lines. Action works well. Original nipple is present on the bolster.

Stock has a brass buttplate, triggerguard and nose cap. The stock exhibits the usual scratches, dings and dents consistent with age and use. Stock appears a bit rough in texture with a mix of light and dark spots. There are no visible cracks but there are one or two old gouges. Left side has a saddle bar and ring. Left side of the butt is stamped with the mark of an open palm and what looks to be the Egyptian eye of rah.

Both sling swivels are present. One on the front barrel band and one attached to the underside of the butt. Heavy iron replacement ramrod has flat faced trumpet head and a threaded tip at opposite end.   [ad]

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