SCARCE CONTRACT MODEL 1861 BY SARSON & ROBERTS

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Item Code: 928-04

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Original Model 1861 .58 caliber percussion rifle-musket made by the company of Sarson & Roberts of New York. This is a seldom seen contract with only 5,140 being produced.

All iron surfaces on this weapon have been cleaned.

Barrel exhibits a bright finish due to cleaning and exhibits only one or two small areas of pin-prick pitting. Correct front and rear sights are present. Left flat of the barrel at the breech has good inspector’s marks of “VP” and eaglehead. Barrel date of “1863” is worn but readable. Bore is clean with good rifling, however there is some light pitting about halfway down the barrel.

Musket lockplate has a good stamping of a spreadwinged eagle forward of the hammer. Crisply stamped beneath the bolster is “U.S.” over “NEW YORK” over 1862.” Nipple is in good condition. Bolster and hammer screws are nice as are the lock screws. Action works properly.

Black walnut stock is in good condition overall and does not appear to have been touched. Surfaces are dark throughout. Faintly visible between lock screws is “… S. ROBERTS” in an arc over “NEW YORK.” There are no cracks but there are the usual dings, dents and scratches from age, use and storage.

The musket’s original tulip-head ramrod is correct with the swelled shank and threaded tip. Both sling swivels are present and all three barrel bands are stamped with a “U.” Iron buttplate has strong “US” stamped on tang.

This is a nice example of a seldom seen Civil War contract musket. [ad]

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