Enfield Pattern 1853 “Volunteer Rifles” Wilkinson

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Here I am again with another piece of my collection: Enfield Pattern 1853 “Volunteer Rifles” 3 groove cal .577, but how can I know if it is a rifle imported by the Confederacy during the American Civil War?
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under the barrel there is a J.S. mark
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Nice One, Have you had the barrel off the stock? If so was there any makers markings in the barrel channel?
 

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The ramrod was made by T. & C. Gilbert, Birmingham small parts makers, and IF original to the gun would date it earlier than 1863. The Gilberts went out of business in 1862.

By the way it is a Pattern 1853 Volunteer Rifle Musket {39" barrel}, 3 barrel bands. Rifles had 2 bands and 33" barrels.

From your photos, there are no discernible Confederate marks, but it's in very nice condition.
 
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Thanks for everything you are fantastic!

If I do not mind I will publish all the weapons of my collection, not all of them, being a civil war forum I do not believe you are interested in the French and Italian weapons of the 1800s
 
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Thanks for everything you are fantastic!

If I do not mind I will publish all the weapons of my collection, not all of them, being a civil war forum I do not believe you are interested in the French and Italian weapons of the 1800s
Please post them. Some of us here are very interested in European weapons of the 1800s. :smile:
 

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Thanks for everything you are fantastic!

If I do not mind I will publish all the weapons of my collection, not all of them, being a civil war forum I do not believe you are interested in the French and Italian weapons of the 1800s
I'll second that some of us are quite interested in French & other European arms.
 

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Remember, captured arms were used by both sides and both sides bought arms just to deny them to the other side (geez, does that even make sense). So, even if it came over on a Yankee ship, it could still be carried by a Confederate soldier. Similarly, Grant's army at Vicksburg adopted a lot of Enfields after Vicksburg's fall.
 
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[QUOTE="johan_steele, As a note I'm unaware of any "Volunteer" rifles or rifle muskets imported during the ACW by either side.

More than a few commercial, volunteer rifles were imported into the CS. Nearly all of them being purchased off of the retail market by Grazebrook, whose buyers were scouring the shops to fill his contracts with Huse. This topic is covered in The English Connection.
 

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Hello!
Here I am again with another piece of my collection: Enfield Pattern 1853 “Volunteer Rifles” 3 groove cal .577, but how can I know if it is a rifle imported by the Confederacy during the American Civil War?
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under the barrel there is a J.S. mark
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Wow. I dont know much about firearms, but that is one beautiful gun! Congratulations.
 
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