Zouave rifle

Feb 20, 2022. 15:24 UTC
Zouave rifle
Braden
United States of America

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For sale
Maybe
Description

Civil war era muzzleloader with barrel that has 7 rifling grooves, brass rings holding barrel to stock appears to be walnut with the number 12 engraved into stock. Barrel length approx 33 in. Total firearm length approx 48 in. Left side of stock above trigger has what appears to have SP engraved in it and another engraving below that is illegible. Barrel has STEEL c.p. stamped on left side with 1863 US V P on top. Lock plate has 1863, U.S. p engraved on it. As well as an eagle with Remingtons Ilion N.Y.

Provenance

Great grandfather was a private investigator. He receive this as payment for job.

Answered within 4 days
Feb 24, 06:12 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Braden,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a Remington Model 1863 Zouave with a .58 caliber. This rifled musket, better known as a Zouave, was produced 1863. The lock plate is dated 1863, and is stamped “Remington’s” with a U.S. eagle. The inspector’s cartouche on the stock is not clearly readable.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in medium to good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 1.000 to 1.500 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

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