Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3054: Civil War Era R.T. Pritchett British Enfield Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: September 12, 2014

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,300

Civil War Era R.T. Pritchett British Enfield Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: European
Model: Percussion
Type: Musket
Gauge: 577
Barrel: 39 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3086
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 29
Class: Antique

This musket features a lock marked "R.T PRITCHETT/LONDON". The musket features a brass forend cap and three barrel bands with a sling ring on the front band and the front of the trigger guard. The first band is marked "H" while the rearmost band is marked "LG" and the middle band has no clear stamps. The barrel is stamped with three London proof marks on the left and is fitted with a fixed dove tail front sight and rear sight graduated to 900 yards. The brass trigger guard is not stamped but has a primitive checkered pattern likely engraved by one of the weapons original owners. The brass buttplate has no stamps. Faint illegible import marks are on the bottom of stock rear of trigger guard. Includes a steel, slotted ramrod and replacement German leather sling.

Rating Definition:

Good. The bright finished components feature an aged silver patina with some minor marks, oxidation, and light pitting. The brass components feature an attractive aged patina with some scratches and marks particularly on the top of the buttplate. The stock is fine with various minor scratches, marks, dings, and chips and a chip on the bottom edge of the butt. The action is functional.

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