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Lorenz JägerStutzen M1854 B Jager Rifle Civil War Possibly Confederate 54 Cal Rifle Made 1860

These short rifles were used by Austrian Jaegers during the Italian War of 1859, Danish War of 1864 and the Austro-Prussian war of 1866 and many of them were converted in 1867-69 to Waenzel M.1867 breechloaders. But earlier, both the Union and the Confederacy bought them and while the Union had their barrels bored to .58 caliber (so that they could fire the same ammunition as the Enfield and Springfield rifle-muskets), the Confederate rifles were kept in .54 caliber (as is this one). Made in 1860 (lock plate number 860 = 1860) this example features a 710mm barrel (27.9”) octagon to the nose cap and round thereafter, an adjustable 400-1000 Schritt rear sight, a metal pistol grip, cleaning rod, no barrel bands (barrel is wedge-pin mounted) and stepped stock (which differentiates it from the 1854 A variant). It is a fairly uniform mixed gray and brown patina with scattered oxidation spotting while the bore is very slightly surface rusted with strong, sharp rifling and grades at Antique Excellent and the stock is sound with scattered dings and bruises and evidence of having been sanded at some point in the distant past. The hammer screw, swivels and rear sight slide are absent. A very interesting arm that may well have served the South in the War of Southern Independence. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of February 18th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 02-16-19A--19-06-04