Navy Arms Percussion Lock for Rem 1863 Zouave Rifle
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Sold Date: 06/09/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Navy Arms Percussion Lock for 1863 Zouave Black PowderFor Remington Model 1863 Contract Rifle This auction includes a beautiful used Percussion Lock and Hammer assembly by Navy Arms Co. This reproduction Lock can be used to build or restore a traditional Remington Model 1863 Contract Rifle, also know as the “Zouave Rifle”. I am not very knowledgeable about US Muzzle Loaders. Tfore I have included information gatd from other sources to identify this Lock. The “Zouave” Black Powder Muzzle Loading Rifles were originally made by Remington Arms from 1862 through 1865. This auction item is a reproduction of that Remington Percussion Lock assembly. This Lock (number 523) was sold by Navy Arms Company, imported from Zoli. Thankfully an eBay member brought to my attention that this item was previously identified incorrectly. Tfore on May 8, 2010 I took this Lock to an expert Gun Maker and he correctly identified this item as a Navy Arms reproduction of the Remington 1863 “Zouave” Lock. He confirmed that this Lock can also be used for a Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle. However, he pointed out that the original Lock for the 1841 Mississippi Rifle includes an additional screw located in front of the hammer. This Lock does not have that screw at that location. If you are not concerned about that one screw, then this Lock can also be used for that rifle. This Lock does have a few traces of old very light signs of oxidation and a few minor scratches with the normal usage marks. Please take the time to examine the auction photos and use the eBay message system to ask any questions you may have regarding this item. The Gun Maker thoroughly examined this Lock and stated that it is in perfect operational condition. I have been told by several collectors that Navy Arms Company sold very well made, heavy duty lock mechanisms. As a side Note: The Civil War History of the Zouave is extraordinary. As a result of researching this Lock I found the “Zouave” to be fascinating. Apparently so do many other historians. In June of 2007 at the Heritage Auction Galleries their Auction Lot Number 72163, that included a Civil War Zouave Complete Uniform (from the Battle of Gettysburg ), sold for $125,475.00. The long world history of the Zouave A rmies, including the American Civil War volunteer regiments, is fasinating. This auction item Buy-it-Now Price is $99.00 with FREE Priority Mail Shipping . I encourage Bidders to use the eBay Best Offer feature because I am very open to fair offers. After all, I am selling off my collection to make room for more things that my wife claims I will probably not have the time to use. I have a 40+ year collection of both antique and contemporary British and American Loading tools and rare ammo in the original Factory Boxes. Also a large selection of both new and used Leupold Rings and Mounts, and several British Folding Leaf Sights for Express Rifles and Double Rifles. Also a few German MP-40 WWII MP Sights (front & rear), many MP-40 parts and many other WWII era models rare parts. I will soon be listing a few hundred of my Antiquarian Book Collection that includes subjects related to African Safari and other Historical Expeditions, Gunsmithing, Ballistics, Gun History and the Gun Maker Arts. Please feel free to contact me for any items you might be looking to add to your Book Collection, Double Gun Parts, Reloading Tools and WWII era collections. I encourage you to send me a note containing what you are looking to add to your collections. Please contact me via the eBay message system. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Do not miss this Navy Arms Co. Percussion Lock. We guarantee this Lock condition to be as detailed in our description. Our eBay Return Policy provides the Buyer with the assurance that if this Lock is found to be not as described it may be returned by simply following our eBay return policy. Credit is only given for that product and tax if applicable. Shipping charges are not refunded on returns. A RMA number is require...
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