Civil War Austrian Lorenz No. 1 Model 1854 Rifle Musket (AL7080)
The Union imported about 220,000 Lorenz No. 2 (adjustable rear sight) and the Confederacy purchased about 100,000 No. 1 (fixed rear sight) Lorenz rifle muskets. The only foreign arm used more widely by both sides was the British Enfield. The Lorenz No. 1 .54 caliber rifle musket is approximately 52" in overall length. The octagon to round rifled barrel is 37¼". It has an excellent bore. The polished metal is bright. The beech wood stock is excellent with sharp edges and with no cracks or chips. The correct ramrod and both swivels are present. The lock is marked 860 (1860) below the hammer and has the Austrian eagle inspection and acceptance stamp at the tail. The top flat of the barrel is marked PIRKO (faint) over W over IN over WIEN (Vienna). Rohrhammerwerk Carl Pirko, Vienna, was one of several manufacturere of the Lorenz rifle musket. The action functions correctly. This No. 1 Lorenz rifle musket undoubtedly saw service in the Civil War, most likely with the Confederacy. It's ready for your Civil War Collection.