Remington Model 1863 Percussion Contract Rifle

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Walnut, steel, brass
Overall: 49 1/4 in. ( 125.1 cm ) Part (barrel): 33 1/8 in. (84.1 cm)
stamped: forward of hammer on lockplate: "U.S." (below eagle); "REMINGTON'S/ILION, N.Y." stamped: tail of lockplate: "1863" stamped: breech of barrel: "V/P" (barrel proofs; eagle's head below mark); "1863"; "STEEL"; "H.S.L." stamped: left stock: "HDJ";
Walnut, steel, and brass percussion rifle; brass furniture; tulip-head steel ramrod; stamped marks on lockplate, barrel bands, trigger guard, patchbox, and tang of buttplate; stamped proofs and marks at breech end of barrel; stamped cartouches on left side of stock at wrist.
Gallery Label: 
This Civil War firearm has become known as the "Zouave rifle", although the origin of the name remains obscure. The rifle is in perfect condition, and was probably never issued.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. K.L. Parker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group