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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
P1853 English Enfield percussion musket marked TOWER 1861 - $650.00

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P1853 English Enfield percussion musket, marked on lock TOWER 1861. Barrel bored out to about .64 caliber. Metal parts are cleaned to a light gray with darker pinpricks of pitting. Missing ramrod and sling swivels. Upper and lower barrel bands are old replacements from a different model. Hammer nose has been repaired and nipple is a modern replacement. Lock screws are reproductions. Stock is worn smooth from use, has initials "FR" crudely carved in the left side of the butt. Stock was broken in the area of the trigger guard and repaired, showing several cracks. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.