Antique Musket??

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by jonty, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. jonty

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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi Jonty......welcome to TFF. :)

    Your rifle appears to be a British Enfield Model 1858 two-band percussion rifle in caliber .577.

    See here: http://www.edsmart.com/jz/guns.htm (scroll down to "1858 Enfield Rifle)

    These rifles would, indeed, been used by both the British East India Company and the British Army in India.

    As for value.....sorry, I can't help you there.
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    hi Xracer,

    thankyou very much for the info, its great to find out more about these old guns

    jonty
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    i might add that an antique dealer recently quoted me around $200 per gun, does that sound right considering the age? i want to be sure he will not be ripping us off

    many thanks
    Jonty
  5. TranterUK

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    Bit late in here but for what it's worth I think they are copies of Enfields made in India, possibly in the 1860s, though could be much later. If they were in the UK your $200.00 offer from a dealer would be reasonable.
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Well, I don't think your rifles are copies (not the real thing) of the 1858 Enfield. I think that they're 1858 Enfields built at a British Government Arsenal in India.....much the same as Enfield rifles were built in Ishipore, India, during WWII.

    I also think that $200 is too low......heck, Model 1858 reproductions sell for a lot more than that.

    http://www.dixiegunworks.com/produc...d=891&osCsid=382fd2a540a947e58864fd2e30f71031
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