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    Enfield pattern 1856.

    I got and Enfield Pattern 1856 a couple of days ago. The bore is good. The stock has had some surface rot and has been skimmed with epoxy by the look of it. It still looks alright and it can be shot.
    I'll look out for a replacement stock for it or buy a new one.

    These are the details. In the picture it is the second one down with the bayonet lug.

    Percussion military musket - Enfield Pattern 1856 Sergeants Fusil for Native Infantry.
    Dimensions
    Overall Length 49”
    Barrel Length 33”
    Firearms/Artillery
    Serial Number None visible
    Calibre
    .577 in
    Notes
    Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as: Fusil sergeants, 1857, 3 grooves calibre 577 in. with bayonet.
    Also recorded in the inventory: Only the original order for 10,000 of these Fusils was completed. It appears that all were delivered in to Store by March of 1859, the order dating from July 27th 1857. The mutiny precluded further rifled arms being made for the Indian Service, although others had already been produced concurrently with this Fusil.

    https://i.postimg.cc/7LGfy6mZ/1856-pattern-577.jpg

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    i thought they were only issued with smooth bores after the mutiny?

    greenshoots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharps1874 View Post
    i thought they were only issued with smooth bores after the mutiny?

    greenshoots
    They were. This model, and other arms, that would have been sent to India, were held back because they have rifled barrels.

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    enfield 2 bander

    hi can you send me some pics for research

    greenshoots

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    I've got one exactly the same, made by George Jeffries in Norwich.

    It's in pretty good condition, got some vice marks on the woodwork that I will try and steam out.

    All I need is a nipple and it's all sorted!
    Last edited by CannonFodder; 07-07-2022 at 12:24 AM.

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