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P1853 British Enfield percussion musket marked TOWER 1861 - $950.00

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P1853 British Enfield percussion musket. Marked on lock TOWER 1861. Barrel shows Birmingham proofs with "24" gauge mark. Has a faint marking between the buttplate and triggerguard that may be a stock maker, and a possible mark behind the triggerguard that is pictured. Has a large "58" rack marking behind the barrel tang. Metal parts have a dark patina overall with some scattered rust overall and some pitting in the barrel breech area. Rear sight and sling swivels are absent. Very nicely grained walnut stock is restored from under the middle band forward, this wood matches fairly well, but needs to be shortened and a little finishing work done to make it undetectable. Wood has a nice smooth patina with scattered minor marks from handling, and a couple heavier handling marks. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.