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U.S. Model 1863 Muzzleloader Single Shot Rifle, Springfield, 1864, Original Sling Widespread Civil War Use…
the last muzzle-loading U.S. martial regulation arm 40” barrel, .58-caliber

The barrel is a smooth mottled brown fading to gun metal gray as are the bands which are each marked “U”. Barrel is dated 1864 on flat behind rear sight; standard “V/P” over eagle; bore with sharp rifling is quite clean with only minor blemishes; casehardened lock with standard marks – crisp eagle to right of hammer; U.S. SPRINGFIELD, beneath nipple bolster; bolster displays standard eagle. Rear section of lock displays date of 1864 at angle; traces of blue remain on hammer; US on tang of buttplate. There are two inspector cartouches on left side of stock behind lock screw. The Type II is about identical to the Type I; differences are the lock date [this being 1864], single leaf rear site as opposed to the double leaf sight; this example retains 90% blue; solid barrel bands secured by stock mounted springs… tulip-head type ramrod. Appears to retain the rare and original leather musket sling, leather is supple and displays good color; complete and attached to both sling swivels. A very nice example with a few dings to stock which is sharp and in very good condition; displays great color and patina. The action is tight and smooth.



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