MODEL 1863 BRIDESBURG CONTRACT MUSKET, DATED 1863

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Item Code: 1000-180

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This Model 1863, .58 caliber, percussion rifle-musket, dated 1863, is in complete, fine condition. Produced at the Alfred Jenks & Co facility in Bridesburg, PA. The 40” long barrel exhibits just a few scattered areas of very light pitting, mostly near breech. Barrel, lockplate, hammer, butt plate, bands, trigger guard, rear sight, and ramrod all wear the same mottled, tarnished silver look. Lock plate is stamped “U. S. / BRIDESBURG” in front of the hammer and strongly stamped “1863” behind hammer. A spread-winged eagle motif is stamped on lockplate between hammer and bolster.

Steel butt plate strongly stamped with “U S”. Has the original two-leaf rear sight and small blade front sight. Barrel date stamp is on the breech top flat with an additional stamp “41”. Barrel bore is clean with minor patches of pitting and has very good rifling. All screw heads are good with no buggering. Bolster flat also features a spread-winged eagle. Government proof marks “V / P / [eagle head]” on left facet of the breech are clear. Mechanics are crisp.

Black walnut full stock is in very good condition overall. Has clean edge contours on the flat opposite the hammer. Stock exhibits two faint government cartouches. No blemishes in the wood save usual tiny dings and dents from use and storage. Retains its steelhank, tulip-head steel ramrod with a threaded tip, all in excellent condition.

A fine representative Bridesburg contract musket of the Civil War.  [jet]

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