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Lot 176: Confederate Sinclair, Hamilton & Co. Pattern 1853 Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Desirable Civil War Confederate Issued Sinclair, Hamilton & Co. Marked Tower Enfield Pattern 1853 Percussion Rifle-Musket

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Desirable Civil War Confederate Issued Sinclair, Hamilton & Co. Marked Tower Enfield Pattern 1853 Percussion Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Tower
Model: 1853
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577
Barrel: 39 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

"Crown/SH/C" crisply marked twice behind the lower tang. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company was one of the two main English suppliers of firearms to the Confederacy. "Crown" and "TOWER/1861" marked lock. "C.M" marked inside of lock. Birmingham commercial proof marked breech and two "25" gauge marks (indicates .577 caliber). "C. MAYBURY" maker marked stock. Includes percussion nipple protector attached by chain.

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