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Rifles FOUND IN GARBAGE!

Article about: Unbelievable that they are just throwing these things away ! Surely the guys relatives must know they have a re-sale value ??? Just doesn't make any sense....... Still....your gain !

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Muzzle loader is a repro Remington M1863 Contract rifle in .58 cal-'Zouave' is a French Colonial type of North African soldier-uniforms were copied in the US by many state units such as Louisiana-highly impractical 'Arabian Nights' type of costume-can be seen in the film 'Glory' as bodyguards to the Union General reconnoitering the fort on the beach before the assault by the 54th Mass.
    Thanks for the info, Lithgow!

    I'm a little confused. I know absolutely 0% about this stuff.

    Would this rifle be considered an M1 Springfield?

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    Could we have some close up's of the pistol from #7 in the thread please ..

    Gary J.

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Could we have some close up's of the pistol from #7 in the thread please ..

    Gary J.
    Hi Gary,

    I'm sorry to say, but my father sold the pistol to a buddy for $50. I no longer have and can't take additional photos.

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    Gizmo8z-the Remington was supposed to be a copy of the M1855 Harpers Ferry Arsenal rifle-it is shorter than the 'rifle muskets' like the Springfield M1861 or Enfield P1853 that were line infantry weapons-the Light infantry or mounted infantry would use shorter weapons that were easier and handier to carry- 'two bander' (2 barrel bands) instead of 3 bander (3 bands) models. The Remington model is sometimes described as a 'Zouave' type as a light infantry weapon but this is not an official designation.

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Gizmo8z-the Remington was supposed to be a copy of the M1855 Harpers Ferry Arsenal rifle-it is shorter than the 'rifle muskets' like the Springfield M1861 or Enfield P1853 that were line infantry weapons-the Light infantry or mounted infantry would use shorter weapons that were easier and handier to carry- 'two bander' (2 barrel bands) instead of 3 bander (3 bands) models. The Remington model is sometimes described as a 'Zouave' type as a light infantry weapon but this is not an official designation.
    Thanks for clearing that up for me! Like I said, U.S. Civil War stuff is like Greek to me!

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    I spent a little time with some 0000 steel wool and gun oil...

    I know it's too dark to really tell, but I took off a lot of rust. I tried to be careful, but I fear I took off some of the bluing too... I hope I didn't ruin it!

    Compare dark pics to "grass" pics.

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    I think you did just fine, Joe. Looks much better than it did before.
    A great WWII souvenir ! - What did you use on the stock.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I think you did just fine, Joe. Looks much better than it did before.
    A great WWII souvenir ! - What did you use on the stock.........?
    Thanks, Steve! I brought it to my local gunsmith and he was surprised. He said it's in great condition. The barrel especially is in amazing condition!

    For the stock, I used a paper towel soaked in soapy dawn dish detergent water. I also applied some Hoppe's gun oil on the stock.

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    The rifle is ready to fire and I went ahead and bought 20rnds. I will probably take it out to the range next time my buddy decides to visit.

    I'll provide better pics of the rifle in natural light, and of course I'll post pics/ vids of when I shoot it!

    All I need is a cleaning rod and sling. If anyone has an authentic T38 cleaning rod, PLEASE contact me!

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    The rifle looks much better, you did a good job cleaning it. Cheers, Rob

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    Looks great but I believe Hoppes might soften the wood up if left on the stock.

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