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Item Code: 172-2517
These weapons were made by Remington and other makers by modifying Model 1861 and 1863 Springfield rifles by adding the rolling block action at the breech. This example from the rear sight forward is exactly the same as a Civil War musket. .58 caliber barrel is 39 inches long and has the usual 3 iron barrel bands. Each band is marked with a “U” and held in place by band springs. Model 1863 style ramrod is present with 4 small holes drilled in the sides of the tulip. Stock is oil finished walnut and is in very good condition. No inspector cartouche is visible which is standard for this type of weapon. Buttplate is iron. There is a good-sized gouge in the wood just forward of the buttplate tang. This was done long ago and does not really detract from the weapon. Receiver is dark but shows some case colors. Same with hammer. Action works well. Bore is in good condition. Initials “WTH” are carved in the stock just forward of the receiver. Barrel has salt & pepper finish with some light pitting around the muzzle.
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