SUPER FINE CONDITION US SPECIAL MODEL CONTRACT 1861 RIFLE MUSKET

$3,950.00 SOLD

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Item Code: 516-62

This is an excellent example of a US Special Model Contract 1861 Rifle Musket manufactured by Lamson, Goodnow & Yale Co. in Windsor, Vermont. The total quantity made was 50,000. The lock is marked “L.G. & Y/ Windsor-VT” with a wingspread eagle over “US” forward of hammer. It is dated 1863 at rear of lock. The barrel is also dated 1863 with VP/ Eagle proof marks. It’s a .58 caliber percussion muzzle loading firearm. All metal is in superb condition with smooth, bright finish. Lock and hammer retain high polished finish. Excellent bore! Walnut stock is nearly mint with choice inspector’s cartouche but does have a 7-inch sliver of wood missing along the ramrod channel below the second barrel band. Mechanically perfect! 100% original. Great condition weapon!  [ss]

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