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Remington Model 1863 Zouave Rifle

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REMINGTON MODEL 1863 ZOUAVE RIFLE. .58 caliber. This is a fine example of the classic Model 1863 Zouave Rifle This gun is in near mint condition with excellent wood, almost all of its original finish and a mirror like bore. This gun conforms to the normal configuration with a 33" blued round barrel with VP/eagle head proofs and 1863 date on barrel tang. Left side of bbl marked "STEEL" followed by "HSL" inspector mark, 2 leaf rear sight and distinctive Remington part cylindrical front sight and barrel lug. This gun is brass mounted with 2 spring retained barrel bands, nose cap, trigger guard, butt plate and patch box. Most gun parts have small inspectors initials such as "C" or "L" stamped on each. Stock has two crisp inspector cartouches which read "BH" and "HDJ". This is a very fine complete and original example.

 

Very fine to excellent overall. Barrel retains 97% plus blue finish with barely noticeable pitting at muzzle end. The bore is crisp and shiny. Lock retains about 95% vivid case colors. Hammer has subdued case colors with the pattern still visible. Brass is very good overall with scattered small stains with good yellow patina. Middle band has some minor dents on the shoulder and bottom where someone tried to move it without depressing the spring.

 

Stock is sound and solid with a few small storage scratches and dings. Stock cartouches are well defined.

 

 

 

 

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