This one of my all time favorite Civil War weapons and this is a beautiful example. An original Tower Enfield P56 Cavalry Carbine with 1863 Production Date and Confederate Import Marks. The Lock is fully functional and has "1863" Date over "Tower" as well as the British Crown. The Walnut stock and brass furniture are in really good shape with an amazing overall patina. The right side of the stock is marked with Birmingham Small Arms Trade stamp. It also has double Confederate Import "S" "Anchor" stamps by the top screw of the buttplate. The barrel is full length at 20 3/4" and has its original rear and front sight. Both Barrel bands have a pretty patina and both screws are complete. The original ramrod has been removed and replaced with an original Enfield ramrod as often seen with these weapons. There is a set of initials "T B" carved on left side of stock as well as a painted inventory / museum number near the lockplate. Comes with an original firing nipple chain with original leather. The gun is missing its swivel bar and mounting ring on opposite side of the lock removed many years ago. Please see all photos and call if I can assist you in any way.
Reference :The English Connection by Russ A Pritchard Jr. & C.A. Huey with Mike Nichols, Time Prince & Dean Thomas.
The gun is featured on page 175 and the S Anchor stamps on Page 113