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I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine

As the British military modernized its arsenal in the mid-19th century, the Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine joined the iconic Pattern 1853 Enfield in frontline service.

This Old Gun: Pattern 1853 Enfield

Simply put, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket, along with its variants, is one of the most important firearms of the 19th century.

ARTV Preview: The Colt Python; Smith & Wesson Model 648-2; Pattern 1853 Enfield

In this week's episode, we'll explore the old and new Colt Python, test the Smith & Wesson Model 648-2 and look back at the Pattern 1853 Enfield.

English Enfields In Confederate Service

In 1861, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket was considered the best infantry arm available to the Confederacy. More than a million came from British and Belgian factories to arm Southern troops.

I Have This Old Gun – Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle-Musket

Simply put, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket, along with its variants, is one of the most important firearms of the 19th century.

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