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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
British P1853 Enfield musket marked TOWER 1862, shortened - $450.00

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British P1853 Enfield musket marked "1862 TOWER" on lock. Original length barrel with stock shortened to just in front of lower barrel band with original nose cap present. Iron parts are mostly painted black with scattered pitting, brass triggerguard/buttplate varnished with some light patina. Stock has a furnisher mark near the toe of butt that is hard to read. They used a flawed piece of walnut that has a large knot with accompanying check in the wrist. Some wood is missing from around the edge of the butt at the buttplate. Lock is devoid of internal parts other than tumbler and a couple screws. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.