EXCELLENT CONDITION REMINGTON M1863 PERCUSSION ‘ZOUAVE’ RIFLE

$3,550.00
Originally $3,750.00

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Item Code: 482-328

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Presented in outstanding condition is this Model 1863 “Zouave” rifle produced by the Remington arms firm of Ilion New York between 1862 and 1865. Of some 12,500 such firearms produced, this .58 caliber, single shot percussion muzzleloader in excellent condition. The Remington longarm rated as one of the best made and designed military arms of the Civil War era even though the rifles were never issued to the troops.

This “US” marked Zouave rifle measures 49” long with a 33” barrel secured to a black walnut stock with two-barrel bands. Bore is strong seven-groove rifling. Has very light pitting in spots; will clean to shiny bright. Barrel retains much of its original bluing while the lockplate show traces of old case colors. A two-leaf rear sight and a blade pinched front sight rest atop the barrel while a large bayonet lug is welded to the barrel’s right side and to accommodate the Remington saber bayonet.

Left side of barrel breech shows the proof stampings of marks “U S / eaglehead V P / GP” just before the barrel tang. Left facet of the barrel shows strong and clear inspector marks “H.H. STEEL / F. H.” Top area of breech exhibits the date “1863” on the barrel tang. Lockplate exhibits a highly detailed spreadwinged eagle under the bolster with marks “REMINGTON’S / ILION, N.Y.” directly below. “U.S.” strongly stamped to the right in front of eagle. Light date “1863” behind the hammer. All furniture, including butt plate, trigger guard, barrel bands, nose cap, and patchbox, is uncleaned brass. Patchbox still has the spare nipple inside and a sub-inspector’s stamp on its door. Butt plate, barrel bands, triggerguard and the stock all show inspector marks. All brass has acquired a pleasing bronze patina.

Walnut stock is excellent save for just a few light storage dings and dents. Two, very clear, very sharp government cartouches rest on the flat opposite the hammer and the stock’s flat still retains sharp edges. Front area of the stock flat exhibits a 3” long surface crack near the front lock screw. Longarm has its original steel ramrod with the tulip head and threaded tip along with a steel swivel at the triggerguard and one at upper band. Retains its original wooden tampion. Mechanics are very crisp and strong.

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