British P-1853 Three Band Enfield type Rifle: Cleaned (Grade 1B)
Original Item: VERY limited quantity available, fewer than 50 pieces! Now, this is a perfect gun for a project! All of of the tough cleaning work has been done but after a thorough inspection we discovered that these were not quite up to our Grade 1 standards. Each has minor defects but they are priced $200 less! A little work, possibly a few replacement parts, and you will have a fabulous 150 year old piece of history.
The P-1853 .577 cal Percussion Rifle was also known as the legendary ?Three Band Enfield?. This extremely popular and rare model was the first rifle to become standard issue in the British Army. These examples are complete and all original, each has the following features; 39" barrel with the signatures three steel bands, brass trigger guard, cleaning rod, functioning lock with nipple, adjustable ladder-back sight, and brass butt plate. This rifle changed military tactics with its capabilities; imported extensively for use in the U.S. Civil War. Overall condition good to very good. A very rare opportunity to own a significant piece of military history that greatly affected wars on three continents.
These weapons are from our 2003 acquisition of the Nepal Royal Arsenal. Date and origin of manufacture are unknown. We suspect they were manufactured in Nepal under British War Department supervision. Although it is possible that they were unmarked British Manufacture which the Nepalese then made their own. Note: Although, each rifle has been cleaned and inspected; it does not mean that IMA recommends these for shooting. In fact, anyone interested in shooting this 150+ year-old weapon should have his gun evaluated and prepared by a licensed gunsmith. IMA does not guarantee the operational function and does not recommend anyone attempt shooting this weapon.
Pre-1898= no FFL Required!
Grade 1B means, one or all of the following could be an issue with your gun: Wood Stock Damage, Metal pitting, minor parts defective or missing. We will do our very best to pick you the best condition most complete gun and assure each customer that no gun will have ?catastrophic? damage. Please view the photos of an average example.
Returns for refunds are happily accepted but shipping costs will not be reimbursed.
This product is available for international shipping.
- IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to posses, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.
These antique guns are not sold in live condition. They are sold as collector’s items or as wall hangers. Any attempt at restoring an antique gun to be operational is strongly discouraged and is done so at the risk of the customer. By purchasing an antique gun from IMA you thereby release IMA, its employees and corporate officers from any and all liability associated with use of our Antique guns. Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe.
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