‘SAVAGE’ CONTRACT MODEL 1861 .58 CALIBER RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1863

$2,295.00
Originally $2,400.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 218-462

Original, 1863-dated, .58 caliber Model 1863 “Savage Arms” contract percussion rifle-musket in excellent condition overall. Specimen is a product of the Savage Revolving Fire Arms Company of Middletown, Connecticut circa 1862-64. Savage was a major contractor in the Civil War who supplied the government with some 25,500 such muskets for the army.

This rifled, single-shot muzzleloader retains a pleasing appearance and has undergone moderate cleaning to both wood and gunmetal. Barrel exhibits a light gray sheen overall with just scant pinprick pitting in areas especially at the barrel bolster / breech area. Musket retains its 40” long round barrel, two-leaf rear sight, bayo lug / front blade sight, nipple, “C” shaped hammer, steel ramrod with its threaded tip, original barrel bands, sling swivels, and butt plate. Buttplate tang stamped “U.S” along with small sub-inspector mark. The bore has a little bit of peppering and minor pitting; it should clean nicely.

Black walnut stock is in excellent condition overall and wears a handsome patina. Stock bears two thin government cartouche visible on the flat opposite the hammer. Numerals “4 8” are stamped on stock just forward of butt tang. Stock flat edges are smoothed down. Dings and dents are visible on the stock. Mechanics strong and tight. Bolster eagle worn thin. Stamped on lockplate in front of hammer is a spreadwinged eagle motif above letters “U S.” Just forward is the two-line maker address “SAVAGE R. F. A. Co / MIDDLETOWN, Ct.” A clean date “1863” stamped on lockplate behind hammer. Top flat of breech has moderate pitting with strong date “1863” visible. Government proof marks “V / P / eagle head” strong and visible on the left facet of barrel.

A fine, original Civil War Model 1861 “Savage” contract rifle musket.

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