British P-1853 Three Band Enfield type Rifle (U.S. Civil War): Untouched Parts Gun
Original Item: ALL SALES FINAL; no returns, refunds or exchanges. 100% Genuine Percussion Rifle Muskets of the P-1853 Pattern as used by British Forces and both Federal and Confederate Forces during the U.S. Civil War. Imagine it's the day after Gettysburg, the ground is littered with discarded weapons, some serviceable but the great majority blown to pieces. Then imagine returning years later to find the remains still lying where they fell, now you are getting the picture. We do not charge extra for the rust, decay or the romance these antique weapons deliver.
We call these HALF RIFLES or PARTS GUNS because that's just what they are, all the butts and various other parts are gone, blown off in combat if you like. We repeat, however, these remains are genuine remains and date from the mid 1800s.
We have had many requests to sell these incomplete, broken, battlefield pickup rifles so that they can be stripped down, used for parts, rebuilt, etc... Well, we listened, and have just a few of these available.
Manufactured before 1898 and therefore no Firearms License or Permit of any kind are required to purchase this incredible piece of history.
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. These P-1853 .577 Cal Percussion Parts Rifles are also known as the Three Band Enfield, a type of rifle which was imported extensively for use in the U.S. Civil War.
Each Rifle is offered totally AS IS condition, completely un-cleaned, incomplete and un-refurbished. The only service performed has been to ensure none are still loaded! Totally covered and caked with dried on grease, dirt and rust, these can be displayed as found or be the subject of winter nights of TLC to restore them to their former glory. All appear to be roughly 50-75% complete but no guarantees as to what use or damage may be found after more than 150 years of neglect and storage. These are the typical detailed photographs but no two will be alike. This is a very rare opportunity to own a significant piece of military history that greatly affected wars on three continents at a very special discounted price.
The only parts that we will guarantee you will receive are:
2 barrel bands
All other parts are luck of the draw.
No parts gun will have a butt stock, all are snapped off behind the lock plate.
The photographs on www.ima-usa.com represent typical examples of what you can expect to receive.
Feel free to request a part that you need but please do not purchase this PARTS GUN if you are not prepared to risk that you might not get it. Again do not purchase this gun if you are not prepared to lose the purchase price and shipping cost as ALL SALES ARE FINAL. A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY.
NOTE: International orders of antique firearms MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international will not accept these.
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.
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