For starters, try GunBroker.com Online Gun Auction
Be prepared to pay!
This is a discussion on Civil War Musket help within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I am looking to acquire a civil war era musket working or to restore. Is there any one here that can offer some guidance as ...
I am looking to acquire a civil war era musket working or to restore. Is there any one here that can offer some guidance as to a starting point in my search? I do hope I am posting this in the right place if not please let me know.
I think I may have posted this in the wrong spot...
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
One admonition, be careful before you restore any antique firearm that you will not hurt the collector value. Some are worth more if they are left in original condition. If you are wanting to tinker, several manufacturers make civil war era musket kits that you finish and put together.
God bless our troops!
Much more after work.
Here are some long-forgotten 1853 Enfields, available for restoration.
British P-1853 Three Band Enfield type Rifle (U.S. Civil War): Untouched [Second - International Military Antiques
Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.
Let us know what you are looking for and we'll go from there. The 3 most common weapons that you would be able to get reproduction parts from would be the 42 and 61 Springfields and and the P53 Enfields.
Thanks for the replies...
Currently, I am just starting to look into arms available of this era. I am working backward into time...plus a little filling in the gaps as opportunity allows. My plan is to acquire a few and perform a complete restoration on the least valuable in its current condition for a working display piece.