Pattern 1861 Enfield Musketoon, England 1861
- Made of cast metal (zamak) and hardwood
- Can be cocked and dry fired like the original
- Non-firing replica. Permit free in most countries
- Excellent for theater and film productions
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Description of the Product
The 1861 Enfield was a short version of the Enfield 1853. It was a 15mm (.577) caliber muzzle-loaded percussion lock carbine. In the British Empire it was used by the artillery units for their personal defense. At that time, the British Empire ruled vast colonial territories, so the weapon became known throughout the globe. In the American Civil War (1861-1865) it was used by the artillery and cavalry units, being the second most used rifle of the war. It was a very popular weapon, especially among the Confederate troops, who imported more Enfield rifles than any other weapon during the confrontation, buying them from private contractors and arms dealers.
A musketoon is a firearm, similar to a musket but with a shorter barrel and a large bore. However this Pattern 1861 Enfield Musketoon had rifling grooves in the barrel so it can be though also to be a shorter version of the Enfield musket-rifle and called a carbine also. Whatever the name of this gun the idea was to make a shorter and lighter version that was easier to carry than the full sized rifle. In the British Army, the Pattern 1861 was issued to artillery units, who required a weapon for personal defense and which could be more easily wielded from horseback. This shorter version of the long rifle could also be used more easily in close quarters like on ships similarly how shotguns are used and was more easily used in fast surprise attacks.
This rifle was sold in large quantities to America during the Civil War and was especially used by the Confederate cavalry and artillery. However as the second most common weapon of the Civil War you could find this gun almost everywhere. In the Civil War, this rifle was often called the "two-band model" because the barrel was attached to the stock with two metal bands.
- This gun is an exact replica of the original. The replica matches the original in size and weight. The mechanisms of the weapon are working. The weapon can be cocked and dry fired like a real one. The ramrod is not detachable. Due to the materials used, the mechanisms cannot withstand continuous cocking and firing for long periods.
- Genuine wood and cast metal has been used to make this replica weapon. Zamac differs from steel in many respects, so the structure of the gun does not withstand pressure, it cannot be used to fire bullets, nor can it be converted to a functional weapon by any means.
- Replica guns such as this do not require permits in Finland, nor in many other countries. However, since the gun looks real, it should not be carried in public.
- A replica gun is perfect for historical re-enactment, on a theater stage, in film productions, for collectors of historical memorabilia, and as decoration.
- Length: 102 cm
- Weight: 2,3 kg
- Manufacturer: Denix, Spain
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