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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Active Listings: 995
Total Listings: 40047
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Methods: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS 2ND MODEL NAVY MUSKET IN CALIBER 45-70
The United States Navy purchased 999 Second Model Rifles in 1880 and 1881 with 28.75 inches barrels chambered in 45-70 Govt. caliber. Overall gun is a grey color with good markings. Original sights. Full length musket style stocks in good condition. Cleaned at one time and has a few minor cracks around the bolt. Fine functioning action. This is a U.S. marked musket. Barrel is martially marked with proofmarks “V / P / eagle head” at left breech. Directly above the proofs are the Navy markings that show the “US” and the anchor motif. Serial #5259 is visible on left lip of receiver along with sub-inspector stampings of “H. N.” on barrel, bolt, and bolt stems. Cleaning rod with the slotted tip is under the barrel. A fairly scarce gun.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Rifle Caliber: .45-70 Government