Working in my family's machine and metal shop Ive come across numerous people throwing in a firearm to lessen the cash load of work needed. Last time it was a Parker Hale P58 rifle that I have been having a literal blast shooting at targets and cant wait to take it to the deer woods. An older gentleman brought in his Willys Wagon for some frame and engine repair and the bill is presumably high. He and I got to talking about my P58 that I was cleaning when he arrived and well I walked right into this situation. He has two rifles that he wants to thin out of his herd. One is an 1863 .577 caliber 3 Band Enfield commerically made for the Union Army and the other is an 1816 Harper's Ferry that was made in 1830 and was converted to Percussion, had a Springfield 1861 rear and front sight added, above all it has a rifled .69 caliber barrel dated 1861. Both have matching bayonets and are both in excellent condition. They were in fact stored in a GAR Hall in Baltimore, Maryland as displays until they were sold to this gentleman via auction in 1959. They both fire as he has videos on his phone firing them at his backyard range. I wasnt allowed to take any pictures though as it was his one request he didnt want the pictures of them on the internet or his name mentioned until after they left his ownership. The 1863 Enfield was made by a Birmingham Small Arms firm headed by J. Bourne. The 1816 Harper's Ferry was converted by Hewes & Phillips of New Jersey. Anyone know which on of these is of a greater collectors value (not to turn around and resell the rifle I choose) just to know I chose the more collectible rifle. Whichever rifle I dont choose will go to his grandson. Thanks to all who reply Ive been online looking up information on these makers and so far I'd have better luck building a time machine to go back and ask the gun builders lol.