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1853 Enfield Musket Replica. Measures 8″.
Originally produced in Enfield, England, this weapon was the standard issue in the British Army, known for its accuracy and craftmanship. At the outbreak of the war in America, there was an immediate need for arms. Large quantities of the Enfield were imported by both the North and South, by some estimates as many as 900,000. It was the second most widely used musket.
The Enfield weighed about 9 pounds and measured just over 55″. It fired a .577 caliber cartridge, but a .58 caliber could also be used.