Model 1853 Enfield 3-Band Musket,
special foraging gun, 24 gauge 39" barrel,
military sights, percussion, brass trim,
legal for Deer in Massachusetts
Part Number: AAL-912
Availability: In Stock
Price: $299.99
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A legal caliber for Deer Hunting in Massachusetts

This interesting English Model P53 Enfield Musket is identical to the standard .577 rifled infantry musket, with three barrel bands, except that this is a Foraging Gun, made with a 24 gauge smooth bore barrel, with .565" bore, to shoot lead bird shot or patched ball with equal ease.

Ideal for troops that were obliged to "live off the land", this is the first such variation we have seen. After the war, many muskets were reamed smooth for taking small game, but this is the first variation that we have seen in new condition.

The similar US Model 1873 Springfield was issued in 20 gauge. Only a few were made, and that gun is very collectible.

Unlike Springfield muskets, the Enfield musket is trimmed in brass, note the brass trigger guard and muzzle cap. The hardwood stock has been stained a rich reddish walnut color. The rear sight is calibrated and marked in 100 yard increments.

Nicely polished and blued, the blue black finish has no wear, marks, dings or scratches. The steel ramrod has a thick ribbed molded end for cleaning and ramming round balls and the other end is threaded for accessories. The ramrod fits snugly and needs some encouragement when retrieving. It will make a fine shooter, for hunting, or military musket competition.

The correct Enfield ladder style military sight is marked for elevation. Many used military muskets were cannibalized by their owners, and fitted with inappropriate adjustable sights. Not so here. This correct rear sight makes this musket legal for NMLRA as issued military musket matches. This smooth bore was made for the Civil War reenactment market, since the bore is well finished.

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.

Imported in non-firing condition, to simplify Customs entry, with an un-drilled web under the nipple hole, we install our new #EMS-I temper blued 5/16-18 Enfield nipple.

To make it shootable, you must finish the flash channel under the nipple using our #DRILL-3/32 bit. Simply insert your drill bit into the nipple hole, and tip it outboard to point the drill bit into the barrel, completing the ignition channel.

The "flash channel hole" under the nipple must be drilled at an angle to the bore of the barrel. The flash from the nipple must enter the bore. Not yet drilled, this tiny detail allows importation at reduced cost. Any person who drills or builds 50 or more muzzle loading gun must pay 11% Federal Excise Tax to the IRS. Hobby gun makers are exempt, up to 50 per year..

We can supply a similar 5/16-18 threaded nipple for standard #11 caps, but we prefer the larger musket caps.

Not sure if you can drill a hole? We can recommend a skilled expert to help you. We cannot provide this gunsmithing service

The brass buttplate, triggerguard, and muzzle cap, are retained with bright steel screws. Like the barrel and lock, the three barrel bands are blued. Stocked in teak finished as walnut, the stock has a few tiny handling marks from display, or being carried, but no obvious signs of wear. Like the top ring of this smooth bore musket, the brass triggerguard is fitted with a correct swivel for your military style leather sling.

No embossed or stamped marks were found on the stock. No advertising or brand marks are found on the barrel.

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 barrel tang screw, lock screws, and barrel band screws have been finished to a deep blue. The buttplate is perfectly matched to the stock profile.

The correct Enfield ladder style military sight is marked for elevation. Many used military muskets were cannibalized by their owners, and fitted with inappropriate adjustable sights. Not so here. This correct rear sight makes this musket legal for NMLRA as issued military musket matches. The front sight is a blank, intentionally made tall, and will need to be trimmed when you sight it for target use.

Oil finished to a reddish walnut brown tone, the stock has only a few tiny handling marks from minor handling, display, demonstration, and shipping. The brass triggerguard is fitted with a correct swivel for your military style leather sling.

The blued steel lock has the classic Enfield shaped percussion hammer. For a sure grip, the hammer is checkered at the thumb spur. The lock plate is stamped V.R. TOWER with crown stamp above the wording. This indicates that this replica Enfield smooth bore musket would have been made at the Tower of London, during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Two brass sideplate washers are inlet flush into the stock, and counter bored to accept the two lock bolts. The buttplate is perfectly matched to the stock profile.

Weighing 8.5 pounds, with a trigger reach of 13-1/2", priced for quick sale, this nice Enfield musket will be a prize for a Civil War Infantry re-enactor. Both sides used the Enfield musket. Over one half million Enfield muskets were imported during our Civil War.

Correctly shaped, the parts of this correct replica, by East India Company, can be made to interchange with the original.

Order this interesting 24 gauge smooth bore musket, today!
 
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