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1863 Confederate Enfeild Tower Musket with original bayonet

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    Posted 9 years ago

    poptop76
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    1863 Confederate Enfeild Tower Musket with original bayonet. This musket still fires and was acquired by me in the late 1980's.

    Below the musket is Don Troiani's signed and numbered prints "Stars and Bars" and to the right is his "1st North Carolina Cavalry".

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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 9 years ago
      Just curious, what's the provenance on the musket to show confederate use?
    2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 9 years ago
      I'd love to see some close-up pics of this and your other resent posts
    3. poptop76 poptop76, 9 years ago
      It has a D carved on the reverse side on the stock also. I have no distinct documentation as it being Confederate. It came out of a rural North Carolina farm family and was told by the gentleman it was his grandads . I will get more pictures online later today.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Enfields are a little tricky.

      Contrary to popular belief the US Government imported MORE Enfields than the CS government.

      Some markings are distinctive to CS imports and of course DOCUMENTED provenance can confirm CS useage.

      scott
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Those imported by the north probably ended out in the south as federal troops kept dropping them & the confederates picking them up.
    6. poptop76 poptop76, 9 years ago
      I like that blunderbuss2....never been fired and only dropped once !
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Doesn't make a lot of sense based on the outcome!

      scott

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