Afghan KABUL ARSENAL Antique ENFIELD Pattern PERCUSSION Infantry CARBINE
With U.S. Armed Forces “BRING BACK” Paper
Here we present an antique Enfield Pattern Two Band Rifle-Musket, made circa 1861 in England. The Enfield Pattern Musket was the British Military Ordnance Board’s choice for adoption as the primary long arm in 1853. It was considered the apex European military gun of that time, introduced by the British War Department after several studies to improve the calibers and the dimensions of the previous models. However, it kept the same general appearance of the earlier pattern 1851.
The Enfield Pattern rifle-muskets were also used by both the North and the South in the American Civil War. It was the second most widely used infantry weapon in the war, surpassed only by the Springfield Model 1861 Rifled Musket. The Confederates imported more Enfields during the course of the war than any other small arm, buying from private contractors and gun runners. It has been estimated that over 900,000 P1853 Enfields were imported into America and saw service in every major engagement of the war.
This example has Arabic writing in cartouche on the stock and lock plate. It includes a leather sling and a U.S. Armed Forces affidavit “bring back” paper from Bagram, Afghanistan dated October 21, 2016 listing this rifle by make (“Afghan”), model, and approximate manufacture date.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is in good shape for its age. This example sports a solid stock. The wrist repair is stable. Chipping is present around the lock. Good leather sling.
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Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .64 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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