CIVIL WAR Antique US Remington ZOUAVE Rifle Musket
Only 12,501 Made for the Union Army 1863-1865
Here we present an antique Remington Zouave Model 1863 2-Band Rifle-Musket, made in 1863 in Ilion, New York. Only 12,501 of these rifles were made on contract by Remington. These were also known as the “Harper’s Ferry Pattern” in official government parlance during the war. These were shorter rifles with thicker barrels than the mass-issued Springfield Models 1861 and 1863, of which millions were issued by the end of the American Civil War.
This Model 1863 features brass hardware, including the patchbox on the right side of the butt stock. The stout barrel is secured by two barrel bands. The lock is marked with a federal eagle and “REMINGTON’S/ILION, N.Y.” along with the date “1863”. The same date is present on the top of the barrel along with the standard federal view and proof marks. Left side of barrel is marked “STEEL”. Inspector’s initials “R.K.A.” are also present, which stand for Remick K. Arnold.
The overall condition is very good. The blue finish has been reapplied and is well done with 98% remaining. The markings are clear. The walnut stock is smooth and solid. The bore is clean with strong rifling. The action is excellent.
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Barrel is 33 inches.
Caliber: .58 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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