Remington 1863 Contract Rifle

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Description (Brief)
Also known as the "Zouave Rifle," the .58-caliber muzzle loading 1863 Remington was referred to as "Harpers Ferry Pattern" in official Army documents. Although over 12,000 were manufactured, exactly who used them and how they acquired the name Zouave are mysteries.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1863
associated date
1863
maker
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
place made
United States
Measurements
overall, rifle: 49 in x 2 1/4 in; 124.46 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
AF.22827
catalog number
22827
accession number
64127
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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