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1853 Enfield sight?

Discussion in 'Civil War Weapons and Ammunition' started by OldSarge79, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. OldSarge79

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    I am completely new to this, so bear with me. I have recently purchased what was advertised as an 1853 Enfield rear sight for my original musket (typical Civil War import, Tower 1863). It looks like the correct sight, with silver solder on the underside but unfortunately, it is too small. It is 2 1/16 inches long and the "curve" is too small for my .577 rifle, as well as for my .577 Snider. It does fit my .45 cal 1887 Martini-Henry barrel perfectly, as well as my .45-70 Springfield, which tells me that it is made for a rifle of smaller caliber than the P- 1853.
    The sight is graduated up to 1000 yards. On the right side is marked with a fancy but faint 2 and 3, and a deep, smaller and simple 4. There is not a 1 or 5. On the left side is a deep-struck, small 34. I would attach photos, but can't figure out how.
    Does anyone have any thought on what this sight is?
     

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  3. JOHN42768

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    Welcome, enjoy. Hard to answer without some photos to help ID. I'm not sure if you have posting photo right (I think 10 post) this early in your membership. Try a message to Richard @ucvrelics.com the moderator of the weapons forum.
     
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  4. OldSarge79

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    Thanks John, will do.
     
  5. OldSarge79

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    I tried an email to Richard but got a reply that it did not go through. My level of computer skill is sadly lacking.
    Bob
     
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    Bob, try again, Sorry I left off a letter in original. Corrected now. He will probably see it anyway. @ucvrelics.com
     
  7. ucvrelics.com

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    Bob, There were many different variation on P53. The ones on my 1861 Tower are graduated to 800. Is the elevation tabs swagged on the bar? If will go to upload file and then select the photos from your computer the hit open the will upload so you can either go full image or depending on the photos just leave them as is.
     
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    Thanks so much for the help. I think I have the photos uploaded.
     
  10. Jobe Holiday

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    Perhaps from one of the Remington Rolling Block contracts?
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  11. OldSarge79

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    Were the rolling block sights soldered on?
     
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    Could be, it would depend on the stipulation of the contract, the majority of which were for foreign governments.
    J.
     
  13. Craig L Barry

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    Yeah, it is too short for a P53 rear ladder sight and they did not have checkering on the side of the sliding piece.
     
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  14. OldSarge79

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    Are you certain about the checkering?
     
  15. OldSarge79

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    Okay, thanks.
     
  16. OldSarge79

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    I'm not sure what "elevation tabs swagged on the bar" means...sorry
     

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