Author Topic: 1861 Enfield Musketoon (Euroarms)  (Read 3180 times)

Offline Sgt Major Barber

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1861 Enfield Musketoon (Euroarms)
« on: January 05, 2009, 11:16:45 pm »
Greetings all. 

Does anyone have any experience with subject musketoon?  Comments good, bad, or ugly would be most appreciated.
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Re: 1861 Enfield Musketoon (Euroarms)
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 05:07:25 am »
Not with the musketoon, but I have a Euroarms 1853 Enfield (commonly known the 2-band) and have no complaints.

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Re: 1861 Enfield Musketoon (Euroarms)
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 12:08:31 am »
Three things I'd check:

Set the hammer to half-cock and suspend the piece from the trigger - if it holds, it's good.

At half-cock, is there enough room to get a cap onto the cone?

You want the hammer to come down squarely and centered on the nipple.

Everything else is a piece of cake if those three things are good.
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Re: 1861 Enfield Musketoon (Euroarms)
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 08:43:12 am »
Hi Two  Dot, having just sold my 2-Band Enfield, I am contemplating replacing it with a Musketoon because one of my friends has one, and at shorter ranges it is much more accurate.
Having said that, I believe that the rifling on the musketoon is of the progressive sort ( tightens towards the muzzle) because of the shorter length barrel.
I think you will find that the real secret to accuracy is more to do with the type of Minie bullet you use (Deep cavity-thin skirt) to pick up the rifling.
I found the 2-band a little heavy to shoot off-hand as I got older, so I think I'll give the Musketoon a whirl!

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Re: 1861 Enfield Musketoon (Euroarms)
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 05:24:08 pm »
The Musketoon was a good rifle.  A lot of NSSA Artillery types used to use them when I was in back in 1982.
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