On January 25, 1856 one of the first, and most important long arms to be derived from the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket was officially approved for use in the British Army. Enfield/Tower Rifle; British Snider Enfield Rifles; Whitneyville Plymouth M1861 Rifle; M1863 Zouave Rifle; M1855-M1863 US Springfield Muskets; M1861 Special Musket (Colt,L.G. Hello I've recently started a new project on my homepage called the P-1856 Enfield Project The two band P-56 Enfield muzzleloader has the 1 in 78" twist and a 33" barrel. Confederate Enfield Two Band Rifle ID'D to 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and 1864 Atlanta Campaign This is a Pattern 1856 2 band Enfield Sergeant's Rifle in Caliber .577. 2 or Bar-on-Band: Overall length 49 inches, barrel length 33 inches, caliber 0.577 inch, rifled with 2 barrel bands. The furniture; butt plate, trigger guard, nose guard, left side lock screw escutcheons are entirely made of iron. Simply put, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket, along with its variants, is one of the most important firearms of the 19th century. This rifle has been in one family for the past 60 years and came from right here in Georgia along with a Confederate 1842 Springfield. Civil War Tower Enfield “Pattern 1856 Short Rifle” Description: Civil War imported Enfield Pattern 1856 Army Short Rifle aka “Sergeant’s Rifle”. The Enfield rifle-musket was a contributing cause of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Excellent replica of the originals with great attention to details. Just over 500,000 Enfield muskets were purchased / imported by the US Ordnance Department during the Civil War. Nearly 300,000 of the .577-cal. The bayonet is designed for the 1853 3-band Enfield long rifle. Brass mounted leather scabbard included. Original Item: Only One Available. Complete set of bayonet, scabbard, and frog for the 1853 3-band Enfield long rifle. The Enfield 1853 rifle-musket was used by both the North and the South in the American Civil War, and was the second most widely used infantry weapon in the war, surpassed only by the Springfield Model 1861 Rifled Musket. The British Enfield Pattern 1856 followed the original Pattern 1853 into service in an effort to produce a more "infantry-friendly" long gun. Stout’s classic, original British longarm is an 1863-dated, Tower-marked Enfield Pattern 1856 manufactured by Tower, a private Birmingham, England arms facility. By the end of the Crimean War in 1856, the 1842 smoothbore would have been completely replaced by a rifled musket. rifles saw service with Confederate forces in virtually every major battle of the war. Original two band rifle musket .577 caliber with correct 33” barrel with 3 grooves, saber bayonet lug & original knurl & slotted ramrod. The Enfield P53 was introduced to Indian troops under British rule in 1856. 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