This is an honest example of a well marked SHC-3 Tower Enfield rifled musket in .577 caliber which was used by the Confederacy. The SHC-3 marking is that of Sinclair, Hamilton and Company for batch 3 of weapons gathered in England for export to the South in 1862. The stock has an old repaired crack at the wrist as shown and overall it is very solid. Mechanically, everything functions properly and the bore is above average. All parts are original and at some point in time, the stock was lightly cleaned. This example has the mark of JB in an oval opposite the lock which is the stamp of James Burton, Confederate Master Armorer. The stampings are typically found on imported Enfields as well as early production Fayetteville Rifles. If you are seeking a bonafide Confederate weapon in the budget price range, here ya go!