Parker Hale Enfield 1861 Model .577 Calibre
The Parker Hale Enfield 1861 is a muzzle loading percussion artillery carbine rifle.
24″ round barrel with fixed front sight and ramped elevator rear sight.
2 Band version with brass trigger guard, cleaning rod and nipple mounted flash protector. Parker Hale cartouche visible on stock.
In good condition, and comes complete with loading accessories, rod and mallet.
The Pattern 1861 Enfield Musketoon was an alteration to the Pattern 1853 Enfield Musketoon. The alteration gave the Pattern 1861 a faster twist, which gave it more accuracy than the longer Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle. In England, it was issued to artillery units, It was imported by the Confederacy and issued to artillery and cavalry units. It is classed as a .58Cal Muzzle loader (.577 Minie Ball)