TOWER MARKED PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET

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Item Code: G3918

Barrel surface is bright throughout with some scattered areas of discoloration. Front blade sight is present as is correct flip-up leaf rear sight with sliding appture. Breech and bolster area in nice shape and show virtually no pitting. Breech tang screw is a replacement Philips head screw. Viewer’s marks are present on the left side of the barrel at breech with the number “24” stamped twice indicating the bore is .58 caliber. Also stamped in this area are the letters “SW.” Bore has some light surface dirt but great rifling.

The lockplate and hammer match the barrel in appearance. Lock markings are the standard Queen’s crown minus the “VR” back of the hammer with block letters “TOWER” over “1861” forward of the hammer. Mechanics are strong.

Black walnut stock appears to be untouched and has the usual dings, dents and scratches consistent with age. Despite numerous scratches there are no visible cracks. Someone has carved a small number “XXI” on the right cheek of the butt. Stock has a brass nose cap, triggerguard, buttplate and lock screw escutcheons. The buttplate tang is stamped with a small number “27.” All three barrel bands are of iron and held in place by screws. Both sling swivels are present.

Correct ramrod is present and is complete with the threaded tip. Ramrod is stamped 1.00 inch below the head with what looks like “T&C. C.” or “T&C. G.”

All brass furniture exhibits a dark patina.  [AD]

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