Muzzleldrs Confederate?

ranger326

Private
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Location
Mount Juliet TN
My brother just sent me these pictures from his daughter-in-law. The story goes that this was found stuck up the chimney of a house and that it was Confederate (stop me if you’ve heard this before). Could be. I know both sides had Enfields. If it was stuck up a chimney, I don’t think it was there long. It looks to nice to me to have been up a chimney for years neglected.
Anyways, thoughts?
D64A2517-8BA2-4F15-81E2-DBA632CED920.jpeg
6C34F252-13EA-4759-A0B0-114D0FD77445.jpeg
 

ucvrelics

Colonel
Forum Host
Regtl. Quartermaster Shiloh 2020
Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Antietam 2021
Joined
May 7, 2016
Location
Alabama
Interesting Enfield. Since it has been cut down as a sporter that does devalue it a bunch. Could you post some photos of the left hand side of the barrel at the breech end and the tang of the butt plate. Also look underneath top and bottom of trigger guard and see if there are any markings. In the mean time, paging @Lanyard Puller and @Craig L Barry
 

ranger326

Private
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Location
Mount Juliet TN
I appreciate all the feedback. I don’t disagree with any of the comments.
I’ll know much more once I get additional pictures from my nephew and, almost more importantly, a more complete story of the gun’s background from his 70+ mother in law. At any rate, the nephew is excited as this is his first foray into the historical abyss of old military guns.
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2015
Location
NJ
I appreciate all the feedback. I don’t disagree with any of the comments.
I’ll know much more once I get additional pictures from my nephew and, almost more importantly, a more complete story of the gun’s background from his 70+ mother in law. At any rate, the nephew is excited as this is his first foray into the historical abyss of old military guns.
Nothing at all wrong with that! Hopefully is becomes a lifelong passion for him. Way too few young people are into this anymore.
 
Top