Title: U.S. Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
Springfield, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1863


U.S. Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, right facing

Measurement: Overall length: 56": barrel length: 40"; bayonet length: 21"

Material: Walnut stock

Condition: Untouched, excellent original condition, dark patina

Additional Information: The .58-caliber barrel is mostly bright with some light brown
speckling; other metal smoky gray-brown…all smooth surfaces except trigger guard
which is in dark brown patina with allover smooth light surface pitting. Lockplate
markings are sharp and clear… at front of hammer is displayed “eagle / US” beneath
bolster (bolster also displays small eagle). Behind the hammer is the date “1863”. The
“S” shaped hammer, with beveled contours, shows brown and smoky gray color. Proof
marks “V / P/ eagle head” are stamped on the barrel facet; dated 1864. (Barrel bands
with “U” assembly marks). The buttplate is stamped U.S. The action is tight and smooth;
retains original two-leaf rear site. The walnut stock retains original finish and patina.
Included is an appropriate bayonet stamped “US” that fits perfectly; brown/smoky gray.

$2,750.00

SKU: 728-95



U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, left facing

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, left facing with bayonet

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, lock plate

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, lock plate detail 1

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, lock plate detail 2

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, tang

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, marks

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, side plate

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, butt plate

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, trigger guard

U.S.  Model 1863 Type I Contract Rifled Musket, Springfield, UNTOUCHED
         Springfield, Massachusetts, bayonet




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