British Enfield Pattern 1853 Rifle Musket Replacement Hardwood Wood Stock
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New Made Item: High quality reproduction British Enfield Pattern 1853 Rifle Musket Replacement Hardwood Wood Stock. The stock is fully inleted and comes complete with brass trigger guard, brass butt plate, brass left side lock screw escutcheons, brass nose cap, blued steel ram rod and trigger assembly. The inlets are cut to approximate size so custom fitting of your specific parts will be required. Wood is sanded but untreated for you to stain and finish. (With some skill this stock can be converted to be an Pattern 1864 Snider rifle stock). Approximate overall length is 50″.
The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket (also known as the Pattern 1853 Enfield, P53 Enfield, and Enfield rifle-musket) was a .577 calibre Minié-type muzzle-loading rifled musket, used by the British Empire from 1853 to 1867; after which many were replaced in service by the cartridge-loaded Snider–Enfield rifle.
The Enfield P53 was introduced to Indian troops under British rule in 1856. The Enfield rifle-musket was a contributing cause of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Sepoys in the British East India Company’s armies in India were issued with the new rifle in 1857, and rumours were spread that the cartridges (referring here to paper-wrapped powder and projectile, not to metallic cartridges) were greased with beef tallow, pig fat, or a combination of the two – a situation…