This particular Enfield is a a great example of a the Civil War's most popular weapons. The stock is in fantastic condition with only a few handling marks and no cracks, chips, or rotten spots. All the edges are crisp and sharp, and the is only minor burn out behind the nipple.
The lock is in great shape. The plate is marked "1862 TOWER"; the same markings found on a majority of Civil War-imported Enfields. The lock's mechanics are excellent and the hammer holds perfectly on both full and half cock.
The barrel is in good shape and is still full length. Their is some minor pitting near the bolster but the Birmingham proof marks are still present and legible. Both front and rear sights are intact and functional. The bore is good with some rust and good rifling.
The hardware is all original including the ram rod.
This musket is the ideal collector-grade Enfield as it show a lot of use, but no abuse. This handsome rifle would make a wonderful addition to anyone's Civil War Collection.