A British, Pattern 1853 2nd Model 1858 Muzzle loading, single shot, 0.577 cal., Percussion Artillary Carbine, In Fine Condition
Stock Number: 20180505
Offered for Sale is this Antique, Fine quality, British, Pattern 1853, 2nd Model of 1858, 0.577 cal., muzzle loading, single shot, Percussion, Artillery Carbine. Early models had 3 groove rifling, but later versions, as is with this example, the improved 5 groove rifling. In o/a fine condition, and dated to 1860.
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Offered for Sale is this Antique, Fine quality, British, Pattern 1853 2nd Model, 0.577 cal., muzzle loading, single shot, Percussion, Artillery Carbine. There were several improvements to the Pattern 1853 Rifle, including the benefit of a 5 Groove rapid pitch rifling on later models, from the earler 3 groove, and a rear ladder back-sight graduated to 600 yards. They were manufactured at Enfield,, London & Birmingham, and as is this example, Tower marked for the WD. The lock plates were dated between 1859 and 1862, This particular example has a date of 1860. In fine condition, with a standard 24 inch round barrel, retaining a high % of what is possibly a very good, early blue re-finish. It has a front sight, and a bayonet bar for a Yataghan bayonet. The rifled 5 groove bore is in excellent unblemished condition. The lock is stamped “Crown/VR” and “1860/Tower”. The original one piece walnut stock is in very good condition, and to a fine patina of age, with only minor dings of use. The RHS shoulder stock has a Roundall stamped with the manufacturer’s name, and overstamped with a double WD arrow, when this weapon was taken out of service. There is standard brass furniture to the fore-cap, the trigger guard, and the Butt Cap. This is clearly stamped “V/Mx 30/44”. This is possibly the 30th Middlesex Volunteer Regiment, with a rack number of 44. The Percussion Action is strong to 1/2 and Full cock, and the percussion nipple has a fitted protector and retaining chain. There are 2 sling swivels. one to the fore-end barrel band, and one to the lower rear of the shoulder stock. Complete with it’s steel ramrod. With an o/a length of 40-1/4 inchs. Many were converted to Snider Breech Loading, making this particular Carbine an original and fine survivor.
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I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.