J.P. MOORE NEW YORK ENFIELD PATTERN Rifle-Musket CIVIL WAR INFANTRY Antique
Union Produced British Pattern Musket from NY!
Here we present an antique J.P. Moore Enfield Pattern Rifle-Musket, made in 1862 in New York. J.P. Moore was in the gun business in New York beginning in 1822, and the firm existed under several names until somewhere around 1870. Moore sold the United States government 1,280 “American Rifles, Long Enfield Pattern” during the Civil War. These muskets were assembled in New York by John P. Moore with a mixture of American made and imported parts to fulfill their U.S. Government contracts. George Moller states that “little is known about his sources, but they included rifles and parts imported from Britain.”
This rifle-musket is among a few that are recognized as true “American Enfields” and would be a welcome addition to any Civil War collection. Moore “Long Enfields” are described in depth on pages 409-413 of George D. Moller’s book American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III.
The overall condition is good. Heavy, dark patina and weathering throughout. The action is strong. The barrel has been bored smooth and is patinated throughout. The stock is solid and shows use and age. The bayonet is in good condition.
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Barrel is 39 inches.
Caliber: .62 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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