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COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864
Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet
Date/Period: 1864


COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, right facing

Measurement: .58-caliber, 40-inch barrel

Material: Walnut stock, all metal parts finished bright

Condition: Supper fine, unused, bright sharp bore, all markings are deep and crisp,
mechanically tight, and smooth.

Additional Information: “V / P / eagle head” on barrel, “eagle head” on bolster;
standard lockplate markings: COLT’S PT F A MFG CO / HARTFORD / CT The buttplate
marked: US. Crisp inspectors’ marks: “AWM” on left side of stock for Allen Wait Mather.
John Taylor’s final acceptance cartouche is found in the same area. See pp. 128/129
[Mather] and pp. 201/202 [John Taylor] of U.S. Military Arms Inspector Marks by
Anthony Daum and Charles Pate. Mowbray Publishers, Rhode Island, 2016. It appears
that the illegible mark on top of stock ahead of buttplate is Mather’s.
Standard two-leaf rear site; bayonet lug/blade front site.

$4,900.00

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COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, left facing

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, lock plate

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, lock plate detail 1

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, lock plate detail 2

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, right facing bayonet

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, butt plate 1

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, butt plate 2

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, right facing

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, sight

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, side plate

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, marks

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, trigger guard

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, inspectors marks

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, bayonet 1

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, bayonet 2

COLT Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle – Musket, Dated 1864 Complete with “US” Marked Bayonet, bayonet detail


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