Enfield 3 Band Rifled Musket (East India Trading Company)
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Here we have a superb example of an early British 3 band percussion rifle.
Used by the British Empire the quality comes to no surprise. As with all their weapons from this era, the rifle is strongly built and still in a fantastic condition.
The rifle is a 3 band and uses the percussion lock system as was common before cartridge based guns were largely introduced in the following decades.
This rifle in particular was manufactured in 1817, as is clearly stamped, with the stamping of the (Honorable) ‘East India Trading Company’ on the side panel. The companies signature emblem is the prancing lion.
Overall the condition is great with only a few signs of age to be seen. The wood is for the most part fully intact, though the odd scuff, crack and dent can be seen throughout. The lock mechanism is still functioning and the original cleaning rod is present under the barrel. Besides the expected signs of age, the metal parts of the gun both brass and barrel are in a fairly decent state, with the stamping on the panel being nice and clear.
Truly an absolute treasure that would look great on display or in a cabinet.