Information on Enfield stock markings.

lite2bolt

Cadet
Joined
Apr 10, 2020
I have half of a Enfield Stock with Iron hardware. The lock plate is marked Charles Lancaster London. Looking for any information such as what type of Enfield this may have come off of. What I really want to do is make a 2 band Enfield with this.

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bayonet

Corporal
Joined
Nov 7, 2012
Charles William Lancaster 1826-1867 at 151 New Bond Street in London. Made many type firearms. Was also under Government Contract to make percussion military rifles.
 

Lanyard Puller

Sergeant
Joined
Nov 29, 2017
Location
South Carolina
I would be almost certain that the contracted gun buyers {some charlatan's included} for the CSA would stuff anything in a crate if it would fit. A Lancaster rifle in with 20 P-56 rifles would most likely not be noticed. {London made gun...Birmingham proof barrel}

Here's some photos of a Lancaster which came from a Kentucky family. After a long tour of the county, trying to see this rifle, I ended up with Aunt Mandy, who held the rifle and the final decision. She was glad to sell it "fer cash, no check". And forcefully declared she wouldn't "sign nothin' for the money. The rifle was carried by one of her relatives in the "Confederate Kentucky Army".

Here's some photos of an "SH/C" double stamped Lancaster. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company suppliers to the CSA.

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1100 Yard sight, reversed on the barrel

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The bayonet lug certainly need a reinforcement guide for the 25 inch bayonet. The front sight appeared over the dimple in the barrel socket.

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Easy to spot, distinctive blade, and scabbard.
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lite2bolt

Cadet
Joined
Apr 10, 2020
some more pics. From inside of lock. Faint crown in pitted area kind of looks like a crown. Stock proofs. The hole for the sling swivel stud was filled with a peg. Faint marking on side plate.

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lite2bolt

Cadet
Joined
Apr 10, 2020
I believe you have a mix-n-match. There appear to be sanded but visible British government Ordnance markings aft of the trigger guard, but none on the lock plate.
I have now included pictures of the inside of the lock, showing markings.
 

lite2bolt

Cadet
Joined
Apr 10, 2020
I would be almost certain that the contracted gun buyers {some charlatan's included} for the CSA would stuff anything in a crate if it would fit. A Lancaster rifle in with 20 P-56 rifles would most likely not be noticed. {London made gun...Birmingham proof barrel}

Here's some photos of a Lancaster which came from a Kentucky family. After a long tour of the county, trying to see this rifle, I ended up with Aunt Mandy, who held the rifle and the final decision. She was glad to sell it "fer cash, no check". And forcefully declared she wouldn't "sign nothin' for the money. The rifle was carried by one of her relatives in the "Confederate Kentucky Army".

Here's some photos of an "SH/C" double stamped Lancaster. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company suppliers to the CSA.

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1100 Yard sight, reversed on the barrel

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The bayonet lug certainly need a reinforcement guide for the 25 inch bayonet. The front sight appeared over the dimple in the barrel socket.

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Easy to spot, distinctive blade, and scabbard.
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I have now included markings from the 9inside of the lock
 

Jeff in Ohio

Sergeant
Joined
Oct 17, 2015
Lanyard Puller, good to see that you haven't "improved" this rifle by replacing that too-small kentucky flat headed wood screw in the trigger guard
 
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