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Authentic Drissen & Cie. Manufactured 2-Band Enfield With Bayonet
Item #: A2702
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This is a cool version of a Civil War imported rifle. This is the gun listed by collectors as a Brazilian light minie rifle. They were initially made for the Brazilian government by the O.P. Drissen Company in Liege, France. When the Civil War was going some of these guns were imported by the U.S. Ordnance Department. The special thing about this one is that it still has the brass shield on the wrist with the Union eagle in the center. This lets us know that this one is one of the ones that made it over and was used during the Civil War. There is a neat description of these guns on page 112 of the 2nd edition of the book entitled Firearms from Europe. The gun itself has a full-length barrel with the side lug for the saber bayonet. At the back of the barrel it has the correct and matching makers mark. The action of the lock catches crisply on both positions. The gun has both of the sling swivels present and moveable and most of the time these are missing. The ramrod is an incorrect style replacement ramrod. All of the major parts have Drissen’s distinct maker mark of an anchor with "D” on one side of the anchor and "C” on the other side. The metal parts have the medium tone with a salt and pepper tone. The gun displays well as you can see. The stock is complete and has a very attractive grain to the medium color of the wood. The gun is accompanied by the correct saber style bayonet. The blade and the iron crossguard usually have Drissen’s distinct maker mark of an anchor with "D” on one side of the anchor and "C” on the other side. This one has the faint remnants of the D&C markings. On the back side of the blade it has the remnants of the mark of actual maker of the blade "S&K”. This is the mark of Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen, Germany. The blade is full-length with a pleasing look. The brass handle is intact with the original locking spring as well. The bayonet scabbard is in action as is so often the case. You get the gun as well as the saber bayonet in scabbard for $1,450.00.

Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$1,450.00 USD

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