|Remington Model 1863 "Zouave" Rifle
|While this weapon states "Zouave" in it's name it was never issued to the Burnside Zouaves
The Remington Model 1863 "Zouave" Rifle shown above was
considered to be one of the favorite rifles of the soldiers in use during the American Civil War, but contrary to popular
belief the Model 1863 was never issued to the Burnside Zouaves (although they were photographed with it). There is no documentation
showing that any Zouave units were issued this weapon during the American Civil War. It is also a .58 Calibre rifle with rifling
of 1 turn per 48 inches with a barrel length of 33 inches and an overall length of 49 inches. There were 12,501 Model 1863's
made during the American Civil War.
|1863 "Zouave" Sword Bayonet w/Scabbard
|This is the Bayonet which attaches to the Model 1863
The "Zouave" Sword Bayonet is attached to the Remington
Model 1863 "Zouave" Rifle at the muzzle end of the rifle. It is locked onto the bayonet lug/front sight by a spring locking
device within the brass handle of the bayonet. The "Zouave" Sword Bayonet is a one piece forged steel blade with a solid brass
handle, its blade length is 19.5 inches with an overall length of just over 24 inches. It's scabbard is made of leather colored
black with brass fittings. It's frog is made of leather colored black with two loops to go on the waist belt, the scabbard
slides into the frog and locks in with a brass knob on the upper fitting of the scabbard. Frog shown below.
The Burnside Zouaves Association of Rhode Isalnd
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