Parker Hale 1858 Enfield Rifled Musket,
.577 caliber, 32" barrel,
percussion, walnut, brass, two band,
used, by Parker Hale, Birmingham, England
Part Number: AAT-433
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,179.00
This Parker Hale replica 1858 Enfield .58 caliber two band musket was manufactured in England, current reproductions of this rifle are made in Italy. Designed to shoot our .577 caliber Pritchard style Minie bullet, #BALL-57-MINIE, from the popular #LYMAN-577-611 bullet mold. The Enfield rifled musket, and the special hollow base Minie bullet that allowed quick reloading, achieved fine accuracy, and much longer range than the round ball muskets of an earlier generation. This replica rifled musket is in used condition with some handling marks on the stock, and some areas of textured discoloring on the barrel blue. Enfield muskets were imported and issued by both the North and the South. The Confederacy purchased Enfield muskets from neutral England, and brought them into the south, at great risk, aboard the blockade runners. Trigger reach is 14" and this rifle weighs 8.9 pounds.

The tapered round 32" barrel, not including the breech plug, is rifled with narrow lands and wide grooves, exactly like the original musket. Nicely polished and blued, the blue black finish appears to have been in contact with some wet surface for a extended period of time. This has left a few areas with some textured patina from the breech, middle band, and across the name on the top flat of the barrel. The bore is bright and has been well maintained.

Stocked in walnut, the stock has a rich golden brown color. This attractive rifled musket has sturdy straight grain walnut. The center of the buttstock is stamped clearly with the PARKER HALE LTD cartouche. Unlike U. S. Springfield muskets, the Enfield musket is trimmed in brass. The brass buttplate and triggerguard are retained with blued steel screws, as original. The top view shows the brass buttplate, the long comb, and the tang. The barrel is tapered round, with a distinct flat at the breech, which makes a smooth transition to the tang. The top flat is stamped with the modern English black powder proof mark, indicating the English origin. The top of the barrel reads PARKER-HALE LTD. BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND. The correct Enfield ladder style military sight is marked for up to 1100 yards of elevation.

Finished to a golden brown tone, the walnut stock displays a few handling marks from normal use and handling. The brass triggerguard is fitted with a correct swivel for a military style leather sling. Sling is not included. The brass trim has tarnished slightly due to long storage. A sling swivel is mounted to the front barrel band. A lug for attaching a bayonet it mounted to the right side of the barrel 4" behind the muzzle. The correct steel military ramrod easily slides through the barrel bands and into the stock. Two brass sideplate washers are inlet just below the side panel of the stock, and counter bored to accept the two lock bolts. The buttplate is perfectly matched to the stock profile. The wide flat buttstock of this .58 caliber rifle will help spread the felt recoil.

The color case hardened lock has the classic Enfield shaped percussion hammer. The top of the hammer is checkered for a sure grip when cocking. The lock plate is marked with a crown over PH on the tail, and 1858 over Enfield. This Enfield rifled musket is fitted with a correct 5/16-18 threaded Enfield musket nipple, exactly as on the original. The mainspring on this percussion lock is very strong and has a smooth trigger release.

This is an early production Parker Hale musket, made in England. These early rifles are fitted and finished much better than the current production Parker Hale rifles made in Italy. Even with the patina on the exterior of the barrel this nice Enfield musket will be appreciated by a Civil War reenactor. Both sides prized the English Enfield musket. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.
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