But, you'll see that while the barrel length appears correct and it has the swivel ramrod, it's designed for a regular musket sling...no saddle bar and ring (at least in the picture). Price is double the Loyalist Arms model, but neither are real "winners" when it comes to a good reproduction of an Enfield cavalry carbine.
3 banded muskets are not unusual for CS cavalry. IMHO they are the more prevalent shoulder arms in the CS units. As for carbines, a Sharps is probably your best bet (as far as an accurate reproduction these days) if a carbine is what you must have.
My 2 cents
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2007 22:46:44 GMT -5 by mstuart
Post by vickimbrough on Dec 6, 2011 0:59:00 GMT -5
I disagree here are my feelings on the subject the key words of the question are early war local states militias had already been fielded for capital and coastal defense what i like to call the basic 3 of the army Infantry Calvary and Artillery some had already been sent to Virgina for capital defense state forces in the beginning did have funding uniforms and equipment depots and state owned armories to draw weapons from now any arms that were stacked in the war of 1812 and for Florida the Seminole wars which many Towers probably were stacked I would say the Tower musketoon proably was commonly handed out