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|W1454...Rifled percussion musket, Remington 1863 Contract Rifle, "Zouave", 1863, .58cal., with bayonet.
Wartime manufacture, 1862 to 1865, this musket pattern is attributed to the "Zouaves", although the connection to any such unit is not proven. It incorporated many of the features of the Model 1841, yet was produced during a much later period and designed for .58 caliber from the beginning. Musket designed as single shot 58 cal. muzzleloader, brass contoured buttplate, brass patchbox, brass trigger guard, lockplate and hammer are similar to Model 1841, two leaf sight, two brass rounded bands are held with springs, two strap hooks affixed to trigger guard and forward band, small brass nose guard, lug on the nose for a saber bayonet, ramrod is tulip head with straight shank and threaded end, barrel is heavy and rifled for .58 cal. with 7 lands & grooves. Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion New York.Lock is marked "1863" behind the hammer, with eagle over "REMINGTON'S / ILION, N.Y. and "US" in front. Barrel is marked "1863" and "V P" over eagle , "STEEL", on the side. Brass buttplate is marked "US". Two brass barrel bands are both marked "U". Two cartouches on the wood opposite the lock indicate government inspection, additional inspector mark on the barrel. Barrel length 33in., bayonet blade 20in.
Ref: Flayderman 5E-076.
Remington Zouave, lockplate and barrel dated 1863. Barrel is marked "1863" and "US" (eagle) and "V P", "STEEL" on the side. Two cartouches on the wood opposite the lock indicate government inspection, additional inspector mark "GP" on the barrel, additional inspector marks on most other parts. Bayonet markings include inspector, "BH" on the handle, additional marks on blade and other parts. Musket and bayonet.