British Pattern 1853 Rifle

Description (Brief)
The .577 caliber British Pattern 1853 Rifle-Musket was the second most widely used firearm of the Civil War. A favorite of Confederate soldiers, it was also imported by the Union to keep up with the demand for rifles.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1862
associated date
1862
licensee
Enfield
maker
London Armoury Company
place made
United Kingdom
Measurements
overall, rifle: 54 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 139.065 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
AF.32777
catalog number
32777
accession number
69413
Credit Line
U.S. Military Service Institute
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
See more items in
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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