EXCELLENT CONDITION REMINGTON M1863 PERCUSSION ‘ZOUAVE’ RIFLE

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Item Code: 362-782

The Model 1863 “Zouave” rifle was produced by the Remington arms firm of Ilion New York between 1862 and 1865. This .58 caliber, single shot percussion muzzleloader is 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 weapon measures 49” long with a 33” barrel secured to a black walnut stock with two-barrel bands. Bore has strong seven-groove rifling. Barrel retains all of its original bluing. The lockplate has light original 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 to accommodate the Remington saber bayonet.

Left side of barrel breech shows the proof stamping marks of “U.S.” over VP” with eaglehead just before the barrel tang. Behind the eaglehead is a light “G.P.” Left facet of the barrel shows strong and clear inspector marks “B.H. STEEL” over “F.H.” Top area of breech exhibits the date “1863” on the barrel tang. Lockplate exhibits a lightly detailed spreadwinged eagle forward of the hammer with marks “REMINGTON’S / ILION, N.Y.” below and just forward of the eagle. “U.S.” is stamped directly below the eagle. Strong 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. All brass has acquired a pleasing light patina.

Walnut stock is excellent save for just a few light storage scratches. Two, visibly faint government cartouches rest on the flat opposite the hammer. Longarm has its original steel ramrod with the tulip head and threaded tip along with a steel sling swivel at the triggerguard and one at upper band. Ramrod surface exhibits some dark discolorations on tulip end.

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