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Lot 225: Civil War U.S. Remington "Model 1863 Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Fine Civil War U.S. Remington "Model 1863 Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 225: Civil War U.S. Remington "Model 1863 Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Fine Civil War U.S. Remington "Model 1863 Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Fine Civil War U.S. Remington "Model 1863 Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: 1863 Zouave
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 499
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 192
Class: Antique
Description:

12,501 of these rifles were manufactured by Remington between 1862-1865 during the Civil War for the Union. Government records listed them as "Harpers Ferry Pattern" rifles, and they have similarities to both the Model 1841 and Model 1855 rifles that were manufactured at Harpers Ferry prior to the Civil War but are of a unique pattern. Whether or not any of these rifles saw use in the war remains unclear and debated. "1863" dated lock and barrel. Left stock flat marked with boxed script inspection cartouches "HDJ" (Henry D. Jennings) and "BH" (Benjamin Hannis). "H.S.L" (Homer S. Lathe) inspection initials marked on the left barrel flat at the breech. Brass patch box contains an extra nipple and ball pulling tool.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 70% original blue finish on the barrel and strong patterns of case colors mixed with 30% bright colors visible on the lock and hammer, with scattered moderate freckling overall on the iron surfaces with sharp markings and edges. Brass exhibits a pleasing golden aged patina. Stock is very fine with distinct edges, some light scratches, a mild dent on the right of the wrist, and defined cartouches. Mechanically excellent.



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