U.S. Civil War Austrian Lorenz Rifle Musket (AL5069)

U.S. Civil War Austrian Lorenz Rifle Musket. 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 a good bore. Metal has a smooth gray patina with areas of very light pitting. The beech wood stock is very good with some wood loss at the ramrod channel between the top two bands. A period replacement ramrod and both swivels are present. Stock has small age cracks at the bottom of the toe. The lock is unmarked. The top flat of the barrel is marked “IH” which stands for Josef Heitzenberger of Vienna. In addition, “G.W. Lewis” is stamped on the top flat. Possibly he was the soldier who carried this rifle musket. This merits further research. This No. 1 Lorenz rifle musket undoubtedly saw service in the Civil War, most likely with the Confederacy.

Price:
$3,450.00
Item Number:
AL5069
Weight:
0.00 LBS
U.S. Civil War Austrian Lorenz Rifle Musket.
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 a good bore. Metal has a smooth gray patina with areas of very light pitting. The beech wood stock is very good with some wood loss at the ramrod channel between the top two bands. A period replacement ramrod and both swivels are present. Stock has small age cracks at the bottom of the toe. The lock is unmarked. The top flat of the barrel is marked “IH” which stands for Josef Heitzenberger of Vienna. In addition, “G.W. Lewis” is stamped on the top flat. Possibly he was the soldier who carried this rifle musket. This merits further research. This No. 1 Lorenz rifle musket undoubtedly saw service in the Civil War, most likely with the Confederacy.

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