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Model 1853 Enfield Rifle

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Model 1853 Enfield Rifle

Model 1853 Enfield Rifle

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Typical of the many rifles imported from Europe during the war, the Model 1853 .577 caliber Enfield was employed by both armies. A key advantage of the Enfield over other imports was its ability to fire the standard .58 caliber bullet preferred by both the Union and Confederacy.

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