Needs Some Knowledge: 1862 Tower/Enfield

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Hello Friends,

I have some questions: the stock has a curve and no bump for the righty hand it’s one continuous curve and I haven’t seen that in the research I’ve done. Secondly, inside the lock plate has S&cS any info would be great.
4th generation hand me down.
 
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The sites were the other question I had have. I’ve seen ladder sites but this looks like my Red Ryder BB gun, which Intrigues me.
 
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Thanks for posting. The Crown with no VR tells me it was made for export and the 25 on the barrel would be for .577. The sights are a mystery and they are NOT original equipment. If you pull the barrel there should be some markings on the bottom of the barrel and a makers mark inside the barrel channel on the stock. Also, as I know they will ask could you post some photos of the butt plate to include the tang. With these muskets I always defer to @Craig L Barry and @Lanyard Puller
 
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What about the lock plate S&cS marks
 

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It’s a two band ...is there a historical service ie. Army/navy a two band would have vs. a three band.
 

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Without a photo of the full rifle we can't tell if it has been cut down in length. The photo of the tang appears to show that it has been welded. Where is that odd brass piece set into the stock? -- it is not original to the rifle. Is the bore rifled or bored out smooth? All the things that have been done to this rifle reflect things done long after the Civil War.
 
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Some more information would be helpful; how long is the barrel ? and the other questions posted by @Ralph Heinz.

The "S&S" stamped inside the lock would be the lock maker, in this case W. Scott & C. Scott, important Birmingham gunsmiths. The other initials are the lock inspector, there were many, and it is if no significance to further ID's.
The stock has been heavily sanded and I'd think most of the marks are long gone.
 

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Without a photo of the full rifle we can't tell if it has been cut down in length. The photo of the tang appears to show that it has been welded. Where is that odd brass piece set into the stock? -- it is not original to the rifle. Is the bore rifled or bored out smooth? All the things that have been done to this rifle reflect things done long after the Civil War.
 

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