U.S. M1863 Type II Percussion "HIGH CONDITION".....Musket by Springfield Armory...Civil War...LAYAWAY?
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Category: Civil War Rifles - Antique Rifles - Percussion
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First Name: Gregory
Last Name: Rice
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SALE PENDING.....U.S. M1863 Type II Percussion Rifle-Musket by Springfield Armory...."HIGH CONDITION"...Civil War...LAYAWAY?
.58 cal., 40” barrel with a mostly bright very good plus bore showing some areas of very light oxidation in the strong rifling. The “National Armory bright” metal surfaces of this handsome rifle-musket rate fine showing some softened light pitting around the bolster and some spots of softened pinprick pitting overall, a small area of vise “bite” marks on the left and right barrel flats, and a few scattered tiny impact marks and some spots of light oxidation. The top of the breech is dated 1864, the left quarter-flat shows a strong “V / P / (eagle head)” proof, the rear of the lockplate is also dated 1864 with a Federal Eagle ahead of the hammer and “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD” below the Federal Eagle-marked bolster. The American black walnut stock rates perhaps fine as lightly cleaned with a coat of later-added finish, a short hairline crack ahead of the lockplate, an unobtrusive repaired crack ahead of the rear lockplate screw and along the left side of the ramrod channel, an impact mark in the lower edge of the left stock flat, an “X” carved into the underside of the forend ahead of the triggerguard and the expected scattered light handling marks from military service. The edges of the stock flats retain some rather nice definition with the remnants of three inspectors’ cartouches are on the left flat. The sights including the Model 1861 rear and sling swivels are intact, the nipple appears to be a later replacement, a Type I cupped tulip-head ramrod with straight shank and threaded end is included and the action is strong and crisp. Historically significant for being the last regulation muzzleloader issued by the U.S., this fine condition Model 1863 is an important part of any Civil War collection.
.....2nd Firearm ships FREE with this one! S/H $45...Thanks....Greg 14