~ Tower 1861 Dated Enfield Percussion 2 Band Musket 1853 Pattern ~
The rifle’s lock plate bears the crown and ‘1861 Tower’ stamps.
The right side of the barrel is serial numbered ‘14215’ and the left side is stamped with a pair of proof marks and a pair of ‘25’s.
The musket is fitted with an adjustable rear sight and a front sight.
The original rod specially shaped at the top to help loading the ‘Minie’ ball bullet is present.
The carbine half cocks, cocks and fires with a strong spring.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 33 inches (38.8 cm) and the overall length of the carbine is 48.5 inches (123.3 cm).
It weighs 3.6 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The carbine is in overall good used condition.
The metalwork has minor age pitting and minor surface rust.
The stock has the expected amount of bruises, chips and minor cracks, as seen in the images.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.