VERY NICE “SAVAGE” MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1864, NEW JERSEY STAMPED

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Original, 1864-dated, .58 caliber, Model 1861 percussion rifle-musket in very good condition. 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.

Barrel is a beautiful smooth plum color. Barrel measures 40” long and features standard two-leaf rear sight and bayonet lug / front blade sight. Top flat of breech is stamped “1864” and viewer’s proof marks “V / P / eagle head” are strong on the left facet of barrel. A strong “N.J” New Jersey surcharge is on left side of barrel. Bore is amazingly clean and bright with strong rifling.

Lock plate is stamped in front of hammer with a spread-winged eagle motif above “U.S.” Just forward is the two-line maker address “SAVAGE R. F. A. Co. / MIDDLETOWN, Ct.” A clean date “1864” stamped on lock plate behind hammer. Mechanics very strong and tight.

Steel ramrod with threaded tip, original barrel bands, band springs, sling swivels, and trigger guard assembly are all original and in place. Butt plate has clearly stamped “U.S” on tang. All gun metal components are is excellent condition with a matching tone.

Black walnut stock is in excellent condition with a handsome patina and original finish. Stock bears deep “NJ” surcharge stamp on left flat. Minor dings and dents from storage and age.

Additional “rack numbers” are found on the musket at the breech tang, butt plate tang and on the top of the butt stock near the butt plate

A fine original Civil War Model 1861 “Savage” contract rifle musket. Purchased by the state of New Jersey.  [jet]

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