P-1853 Three Band Enfield Parts Rifle
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The Three Band Enfield was imported extensively for use in the U. S. Civil War. These Gurkha made examples were found in Military Storage in their homeland of Nepal. These particular Enfield Rifles are offered in half rifles or parts guns. Each rifle is offered totally as found, incomplete, broken, un-cleaned and un-refurbished. Totally covered and caked with dried on grease, dirt and rust, they can be used for parts, rebuilt or displayed as found. No guarantees as to what use or damage may be found after more than 100 years of neglect and storage.
Each gun will feature:
The barrel, lock plate, hammer and 2 barrel bands. There is no guarantee for any other parts.
Condition: usually show rust & pitting and be covered in dirt as originally stored. All sales are final, so please do not order this if you are not prepared to receive an incomplete, broken parts gun with various missing parts.
Note: These guns were
manufactured before 1898 and are therefore legally considered antiques.
It is totally legal to own these without a U.S. Federal Firearms
License (FFL) and they can be shipped to most countries around the
Was a little worried because of the reviews..... but this gun is great! You need to expect a rough gun with a lot of missing pieces. But I seem to have gotten a really nice one. Let me describe what I got......
The barrel has some pitting all along the wood line but has no major pitting on the top or under barrel! It will blue nicely after some TLC. Bore looks decent, it is pitted, but no major rust. The bands are in good shape with light pitting; the sling is even loose. Rear sight is a little loose but usable. Band springs still taught... 1 is thin from rust under band but usable. It is worth noting that the sidelock on this gun came in a seperate bag and didnt come on this gun... IT IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL! They appear to be picking out nice actions to include! The firing pin and nipple are damaged of course but this is expected. I also got a very nice ramrod! Only dissapointment is that there was no trigger assembly or eschelon plates.
Overall an excellent barrel and action and most all parts except the trigger were present. All I need are a stock and a few more pieces to finish!
Reviewed by Anonymous
10/3/2014 10:58:48 PM
Biggest waste of money I have ever seen. Believe them when they say to be "prepared to receive a .... broken parts gun...." Almost every part will be broken or unusable!
The interesting side of his purchase is that the lock is a very good example of a rushed to assembly piece of junk by knock off artists. I pity the poor soldier who carried this weapon.
This at least gives it some value as a conversation piece. I can not use one part as a backup to my good P-1853 as I had hoped.
Reviewed by Robert
6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
shipper "forgot" to add to package, once contacted, they shipped it out. wish they hadn't! not one single usable part on the entire parts gun. even barrel bands rusted through! barrel had splits and rust outs. even the screws were bent. total waste of $99.
Reviewed by mcihael
12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mine arrived about two weeks ago. Reasonable barrel good lock, trigger, bands. good sights, etc of course wood was toast but got what I expected and am very pleased
Reviewed by David
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The description is a very honest one but still in its broken, neglected condition this is still a very interesting piece and a piece of history. Oh if it could talk, imagine the stories it could tell. Mine has some rust, all 3 bands and the lock is still functional. Planning to clean it up a bit more and see what I have to work with.
Reviewed by James
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM