February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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At the outbreak of the Civil War, Caleb Huse contracted on behalf of the Confederacy with the London Armory to purchase all arms made there. No Confederate collection is complete without an example of a London Armory made Enfield. This gun is dated 1862 over "L.A.Co." on the lock with the royal cipher and "V.R" at the rear. Proper small "LAC" mark on the rear sight and barrel. Correct London commercial proofed barrel. Rounded brass lock screw escutcheons in left side of stock. This gun is devoid of Confederate inspectors marks, however, someone had added "CSA" to the top of the buttplate, most likely a 20th century stamping. Accompanied by a standard US .58 caliber Model 1855 socket bayonet which does not fit the gun. CONDITION: All metal surfaces have been cleaned with areas of light pitting. Markings are clear. Fine mechanical function with a crisp action. Wood has some dings and handling marks, appears to have been very lightly cleaned at some point. Bore has strong rifling. Bayonet retains a pleasing patina with some light surface rust. GR
Name
Value
Accessories
Bayonet
Barrel Length
39"
Caliber/Bore
.577 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
London Armory
Model
1853 Enfield
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) CIVIL WAR LONDON ARMORY COMPANY .577 CALIBER PERCUSSION 1853 ENFIELD MUSKET, DATED 1862.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,800.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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