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British P-1853 Three Band Enfield type Rifle (U.S. Civil War): Untouched [Third Offering] has a rating of 4.9 stars based on 27 reviews.

British P-1853 Three Band Enfield type Rifle (U.S. Civil War): Untouched [Third Offering]

Regular price $300.00

Item Description

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 140+ year-old Rifles are TOTALLY untouched and offered in AS IS condition for you to enjoy!

What does Untouched Condition mean? OK, this is exactly what we are offering: Genuine P-1853 Enfield type Rifles and bayonets that have laid undisturbed for well over 150 years in far from perfect storage conditions in the Old Palace of Lagan Silekhana in Katmandu, Nepal. Our DVD of "TREASURE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT" shows these very weapons as we found them and the story behind them.

What you will get:

• Lock- May be detached, but will have side screws.
• Hammer
• Barrel
• New Made or Original Brass Butt Plate (fitting will be required)
• 3 Steel Barrel Bands
• Brass Trigger Guard
• Stock [May have Cracks, Missing Chunks, Old repairs, Wood Rot]
• Cleaning Rod
• Original Socket Bayonet (will be rusty and dirty)

What you might not get:

• Screws [Sling Swivel screws ,Butt plate screws, Lock screws, etc]
• Brass Nose Cap
• Sling Swivel
• Barrel Springs
• Small internal parts
• Other minor bits…

Typical Condition:

• Will show Rust
• Will be Covered in filth
• May not operate
• May be incomplete
• Stock may be broken or cracked
• May be frozen in grime

However, EVERY rifle WILL BE 100% GENUINE!

We ask you to look closely at the photographs, the example photographed here is a typical gun that could expect to receive, read reviews, both good and bad, and only then place an order understanding what you are likely to receive. We want Educated Aware Customers. If it isn't what you expect, that is fine, return it (before you attempt any restoration or cleaning) and the full gun purchase price will be refunded to you, however the customer will pay shipping both ways. We cannot exchange guns and will not get into an exchange situation, so please do not ask. We are not trying to sell you an incomplete weapon and then sell you the missing parts. We will do our best to make sure it is complete as possible. We will also sell parts guns and some original replacement parts. We are not trying to frustrate you; we are trying to fill a void in the marketplace for genuine but affordable rare and unique antique weapons so that collectors and historians of all backgrounds can enjoy a genuine part of history. These should be viewed as project guns, work on it with your Son or Grandson, clean it up, hang it over your mantle, or don’t clean it, they are impressive anyway you seem them. The price is affordable; the history is priceless.

If you want to shoot it, DON’T! If you still want to shoot it, take it to a licensed GUNSMITH first. These are 160+ year-old hand made guns, be very careful, IMA sells these for display purposes only, they are not intended to be fired. Please buy our products, but do read the reviews and descriptions first. We feel you will agree that the recovery of old weapons from Nepal was a milestone for the collecting fraternity and we hope you enjoy a genuine antique weapon that has never been touched by any other collector than you.

Below are two YouTube videos posted by "SCdigger". He is a real IMA customer. IMA was completely unaware of this "review". "SCdigger" is not affiliated in an way with IMA and he did not receive compensation for these videos. (By luck of the draw, he did receive a nice example of this weapon). Both videos show cleaning, restoration instructions and are very informative. Thanks "SCdigger" and please support his website:


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