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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - November 2022

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Sale A1122 Lot 518

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A .577 BELGIAN CONTRACT ENFIELD PATTERN 1853 3RD MODEL THREE BAND PERCUSSION RIFLE, CIRCA 1858, serial no. 294,


with 39in. barrel rifled with three grooves and stamped with Ordnance proof and inspection stamps at breech, block and blade front-sight and ladder rear-sight, borderline engraved lock with the usual crown V.R. cypher on the tail and dated 1858 to the centre (on these Belgian contract arms the lock markings are in a different style to British made arms), brass mounted full walnut stock, the left butt stamped with British Liege inspectorates triple ring roundel dated in the centre 1858 together with a 1st class stamp and the opposed arrows sale stamp, the butt-plate tang engraved 'V / GC? 1 / 294' indicating issue to the Rifle Volunteers, complete with sling swivels and rod, the barrel has been reblued over pitting at breech, lock and hammer with some heavy pitting



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Estimate £400-600




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