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Old 03-13-2010, 02:37 PM   #11
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If you are looking for a fair price; they go for $400-$450 in that condition

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:16 AM   #12
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Hi Tom,
I'm a CSA re-enactor. I am looking to buy an Enfield 1861 replica musket. Is it still for sale and how much did you want for it and your location. Thanks, Tom Heitzman

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Old 01-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #13
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If it was made in Brescia Italy than it definitely is a reproduction, Brescia is a big hub for repro. black powder starting in the 1960's, I even have a 44 Kentucky long rifle myself, made in Brescia in the early 1970's
a quick check in any gun info sight will confirm this....

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If youre looking for a rifle to do reenacting...I dont think you should buy this one...just one the grounds that this doesnt look like any rifle ive seen from the civil war...its got a shorter barrel and a chopped foregrip...also take consideration into which side youll fight for, the yanks or the rebs. this is a reb rifle. rebels had a larger selection of weapons, english weapons revolvers and rifles, northern weapons from before secession, self owned-made rifles and muskets and other local gunsmiths creations. Some even afforded to buy henry repeaters or sharps carbines. Most of the guns can be found as reproductions and Uberti is one of the best.

Uberti 1860 Army Conversion, 1858 New Army Conversion, 1851 Navy Conversion, and 1871-1872 Open Top

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LUBrowningBoy, no disrespect intended but you don't know much about Civil War guns or the C.W. in general. That is an Enfield Musketoon. Not a Reb rifle as the North bought more Enfields than the South did. Both sides used a variety of weapons. The North even used converted flintlock smoothbores in the beginning.
Uberti does make good clones but not of muskets. The link you provided is for cartridge conversions that didn't come about till three years after the war. ASP is a pretty decent brand but is now Euroarms.

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yea i know the link is bad...i meant it to lead just to the homepage.

and yes i knew the north used converted smoothbores.

im not trying to say i know everything about the civil war but im majoring in military history but the CW is no area of expertise.

just saying that GENERALLY when u see anything having to do with the civil war, the north uses 1861's, sharps rifles and carbines and maybe a henry here or there while the south generally would use whitworths and enfields and some local southern companies weapons.

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It is a repo. and it was used in the south with the artillery by the loaders and support men for close fighting.

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Brief note on CW weapons- ONE of the reasons for the length of a rifle barrel was to put the muzzle FORWARD of the guy in the rank ahead of you- when firing in ranks. The artillery had shorter (musketoon) firearms- since THEY did not fire in ranks. There is a fairly brisk business known as Defarbing- removing modern markings from a repro muzzleloader so that a reenactor is not standing there holding a "Made in Italy" rifle.

Popular bumper sticker around here for CW reenactors- "I'd rather be shooting Yankees".

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oh boo....we all know who won :P

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oh boo....we all know who won :P
North-1
South-0

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