at Loyalist Arms & Repairs are
pleased to offer our new 1856/61 Tower
With the success of the P1853 Rifled
muskets, a 2-band sergeants rifle,
an artillery carbine and a cavalry
carbine soon followed in 1856. These
carbines were used throughout the
British Empire by many mounted troops
as well as the Royal East India Co.,
British Yeomanry, Colonial Cavalry,
and Constabulary units. During the
American Civil War, both the Federal
and Confederate forces imported many
of these carbines, with the Confederate
government purchasing the vast majority.
The Confederate cavalry used them
the most, due to shortages of newer,
American Civil War Cavalry re-enactors
now have a proper carbine/musketoon
to carry, instead of the incorrect
artillery carbine offered by other
This model has the swivel rammer,
(like the originals), 2 bands,
single stage rear sight, and
sling bar & ring. This beautiful
little carbine has a 25” long,
smoothbore barrel in .65 cal.
This lock plate is marked “TOWER”
over 1861. Also Crown over "V.R."
at tail of lock plate. This
model uses the musket cap with
a nipple thread size of 8X1.25mm,
like the Euroarms muskets.
Left side view of the sling
bar & ring. There are no
accommodations made for a shoulder
sling on these carbines. All
hardware is blackened/blued
like originals, not incorrectly
color casehardened like many
other reproductions currently
on the market. These firearms
are extremely well balanced,
light, and a pleasure to point.
Close up of the swivel rammer.
Front sight is slightly different
than that shown. There was no
accommodation made for a bayonet,
as it was assumed that any mounted
soldier would use his saber
in close quarters.
Proofing and loading data is supplied
with these carbines.
These guns carry a 6 month warranty
on all moving parts, and a 1 year
warranty on springs.
$445.00 CDN / $375.00 USD