An accurately replicated and fully functional version of one of the finest military firearms of its time. The Enfield Pattern 1853 Rifled Musket was the result of several studies conducted by the British War Department with an emphasis on improving the caliber and size of its main infantry battle weapon. While similar to its predecessor, the Pattern 1851, in appearance, it offered a number of refinements. The gun shot a .577-caliber Minie ball, greatly enhancing its range and accuracy. It was also fitted with a ladder-type rear sight with a slider for adjustments. Three steel bands secure the 39" blued barrel to the walnut stock. All other accents are brass and complement the case-hardened lock. Ramrod tip is shaped with a characteristic jag slot. Rate of twist on the rifling is 1-in-78". Barrel length: 39". Overall length: 55".
Overall Customer Rating:
(3 Reviews) 3
Rating breakdown3 reviews
2 out of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Overall I am very pleased with this reproduction. It is lighter weight, like the originals, and well fit, finished. Two concerns: one, the LOP is 13 inches when other repos are close to 14 inches. Second, the the authentic barrel markings are poorly done. The ga. marks of 25 are stamped well and clear but the proof marks are very lightly etched, so that they are hard to see. The lock is set up for target shooting with a short hammer throw and lighter springs, for a good trigger pull. If the original Parker-Hale is the Alpha, I wanted this to be the Omega. Not quite there, but close.
I have had 3 of the new Pedersoli Enfields. None of these muskets were of a quality worth keeping. All were returned. The last musket had difficulties with the sight staying in place, as well as, the sight being high on the right side. The musket hammer would not ignite a cap making it necessary to pull the minieball from the barrel with the help of the range officer on duty. I contacted Cabelas and they were very supportive. I decided to take a different Pedersoli rifle and I did not choose any of the new civil war offerings from Pedersoli. After talking with Cabelas, I did check the lock. I found debris that apparently prevented the hammer from falling with enough force to ignite the musket cap. The musket will now ignite a cap after this cleaning. I believe that Pedersoli is capable of providing a quality reproduction firearm, I have owned several. I don't understand why there has been a problem with these muskets, except that they are a new product to Pedersoli. I would still like to have a CW musket that is a reliable, well made, and an authenic reproduction firearm. I will wait until I start to see a number of positive comments about this product before I buy another one. I give Cabelas 5 Stars for their customer service. I highly recommend them. They have stood behind their product and that is very refreshing!
Bought this recently and find it to be authentic in detail, with excellent workmanship, and an accurate shooter. in my opinion, Pedersoli did a great all around job re-creating the 1853. I think it is a very fine rifle for both reenactors and for skirmishers.