Thanks so much for the information!25-25 = .577 caliber
Had the Crown had VR under it, it would have belonged to Victoria Regent (Queen Victoria) and it would have been British military and not to be sold or exported.
1862 the year of manufacture
Tower supposedly means a weapon of military quality, though many believe that it really means very little.
There will also be proof marks on the weapon showing that it was inspected.
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The real Enfield experts should be along shortly and they will give you the straight scoop about your nice piece.
Thanks for the website!College Hill Arsenal does a really nice job of telling the story of their arms and they keep the sold items on the site. Makes a great reference to learn about your arm. Numbers with proofs are a sign of a Birmingham built rifle. No V.R. by the crown most likely means commercial sale, not government order. Check for names and markings stamped into the stock, ramrod channel etc. Check the lock and everything metal. Tons of little tidbits that will help you ID your rifle better.
Start here and enjoy.
Good trade in my opinion. When you get a chance please post pictures of both sides of the whole gun.Thanks. I traded a defarbed Pedersoli 1853 for it. I never shot it (no time really) and it just hung up in my bar. So I figured why not have a orginal one for a wall hanger.