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  1. Model 1863, 3-band, .58 cal., Springfield rifled musket.  This musket has overall clean metal with a small amount of flash around the nipple area.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1864 - US - and the American Eagle."  The musket has nice wood with normal wear and a faint inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The mainspring remains strong, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.  There is a little bore remaining, but very dirty, likely having not been cleaned in the last 100 years.  This is an attractive, honest, middle grade example of one of the most famous muskets of the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  2. Beautiful condition, cast brass, .32 cal., "Colts Patent" marked, double cavity bullet mold, an excellent compliment to display with your .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket Model revolver.--$175.

  3. Very attractive "1863" date Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This is a Model 1863 - Type I - .58 cal. musket, and is considered by many to be one of the classic muskets of the American Civil War era.  The musket was brought in out of the local area by a family with Pennsylvania ancestry.  The musket has smooth clean metal with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1863".  The wood is very pretty, and shows wear to the edges from actually being carried.  The action still works perfectly, and the mainspring remains strong.  Both sling swivels remain intact,and the long range site as well.  The ramrod is from a Model 1842 cadet musket, and has been with the musket as it came down through the ages.  Only a little rifling remains as the musket has seen lots of service.  This would be a wonderfully historic Civil War musket to pass down through future fenerations of your family.--$1,450.

  4. Excellent condition .36 cal. COLT MARKED double cavity revolver bullet mold.  Perfect to display with your nice Colt Navy Model Revolver.--$175.SOLD

  5. Excellent condition, non-excavated, heavy cast brass, single-cavity bullet mold for making "country rifle" type bullets.  Many young Confederates, when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861, left home carrying the family country rifle, and in many cases, were forced to field mold ammunition for these "brought from home" weapons.  We have recovered "country rifled" type bullets from Confederate camps dating at least to the end of 1863.  This is a quite heavy brass bullet mold and has enough brass to make at least two or three CSA rectangle buckles.--$175.

  6. Nice condition, 1863 date, .54 cal., second type Merrill carbine.  This carbine is out of a North Carolina estate and has a replacement hammer identical to those used by M.A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M.A. Baker is well known to have repaired and converted many weapons for the State of North Carolina during the entire Civil War.  It is quite likely that this weapon could have been repaired by M.A. Baker and Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "J.H. Merrill - Baltimore - July 1858".  The original walnut stock is in nice condition but does have an old age crack running down the left hand side.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.--$1,450.

  7. Very attractive, .69 cal., Model 1816, "A. Waters", 3-band, smooth bore musket converted from flint to percussion for Civil War use.  This example has a smooth, dark, attic patina with lockplate markings of "A. Waters - Millbury - 1832 - US".  The wood remains in nice condition with a crisp, clear inspector cartouche and the soldier's initials, "S. K.", stamped into the musket in at least nine different locations.  We have recovered from Confederate sites .69 caliber buck and ball ammunition for weapons of this type at least through the last half of 1863.  The action on this musket remains as crisp and strong as when it was used during the Civil War.--$1,150.

  8. Just in, very popular, Model 1841, "Mississippi" rifle.  This example has smooth metal beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked "Robbins & Lawrence - 1851 - US - Windsor, VT".  This weapon is out of the local area and was very likely CS carried.  It has seen many campaigns with substantial burnout of the wood just behind the nipple.  It has the original brass tip ramrod intact as well as both sling swivels.  It has been fired so many times that only faint rifling remains.  The Mississippi rifle was among Confederate Infantry favorites and has lots of brass hardware.  This old warrior is going to look great on someone's wall.--$1,850.

  9. Very nice condition, .69 cal., Confederate carbine constructed from a Model 1842, .69 cal., 3-band, infantry musket.  The barrel was shortened to carbine length as was the stock, and it was carried much like the short Austrian carbine.  This weapon originally surfaced here in Middle Tennessee about 20 years ago, and I just this afternoon purchased a portion of the collection that it went to.  This is an excellent example of how Confederate troops fabricated weapons to fight with from whatever they could obtain.  The metal has a smooth, dark, attic patina with lockplate markings of "Springfield - 1848 - US and the Eagle".  The action remains as strong and crisp as when it was used during the war.--$750.SOLD

  10. Nice condition, .69 cal., Model 1842, "Harpers Ferry", smooth bore, percussion musket.  The metal has a smooth, uncleaned, chocolate brown patina with lockplate markings of "Harpers Ferry - 1844 - US - and the American Eagle".  The stock remains in nice condition with "J. A. 3-R" carved into the lefthand side.  We believe the musket to have been carried by Joel Anderson, 3rd Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers.  The original ramrod remains intact, but the two sling swivels have been gone a very long time.  Harpers Ferry muskets of this type were extensively carried by Confederate Infantry, especially early in the war.  This musket will be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,850.SOLD

  11. Just brought in, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 54737 (except for the wedge, an old replacement), which is very desirable, mid-1850's production.  The revolver has a smooth, gray/brown patina with a barrel marking of "Address Sam'l Colt - New York City".  The action still works perfectly, and a small percentage of original cylinder scene can be seen.  There is a good amount of original silver wash remaining on the brass trigger guard.  This revolver is out of the local area and just pre-dates the war, and the family from whom this revolver came had several ancestors that served in the Confederacy.--$1,850.SOLD

  12. Relic condition, Colt Model 1860 Army revolver, serial number 117759 that was found during the 1960's in a cave on the side of Lookout Mountain near Noccalula Falls, Alabama.  The revolver is 1863 production, and some of the serial numbers remain legible while others are rusted away beyond being able to read.  This artifact is currently in Charlie Harris' personal collection in his "Cave Guns" display and comes with Charlie's personal tag that is on the gun.  The revolver displays nicely but is strictly a "relic condition" revolver now.--$750.SOLD

  13. Very cool 1880s era Battlefield pick-up Confederate Enfield musket.  This musket was brought into the recent Fort Donelson event by a family that now lives in Henry County, Tennessee, but the family were originally from central North Carolina.  This artifact has character galore with all kinds of things carved into it.  It is a hand-me-down relic, but the family did not know exactly where it was picked up.  The Confederate soldier's initials were clearly "IWL" and are carved in two places.  In addition - "Kinston, N.C." is carved and the date "Nov. 7th, 1863".  Here is a very cool Confederate Battle Field pick-up weapon at the price of a common Yankee saber.  Lots of fun researching to unravel the mystery lies in store on this one.--$1,250.SOLD

  14. This is considered by many to be the classic long arm of the American Civil War.  It is the .58 cal., Model 1861, Springfield, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket is out of the local area and was just brought into the shop today.  The metal has a smooth, uncleaned, chocolate, attic patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of, "1862 - US - Springfield".  The action remains crisp and works perfectly, both sling swivels - original ramrod - and long range site all remain intact.  There is faint rifling remaining, but considerable wear from having seen the entire Civil War.  An 1862 date Springfield musket is one of the most sought after long arms of the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  15. Nice condition, Confederate carried, Model 1816, Springfield, smooth bore musket converted from flint to percussion for Civil War use.  The metal has a smooth, attic, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "Springfield - 1838 - US" and a barrel date of 1837.  The action remains virtually as crisp and strong as when issued, and both sling swivels as well as original ramrod remain intact.  The wood is in very nice condition, just showing the normal dings and marks of actual field service wear.  A clear inspector cartouche remains visible in the stock opposite the lockplate.  I am including with this musket a small display of correct ammunition which we have recovered here at Stones River.  This is a nice condition, classic example of one of the primary Infantry weapons that the Confederates were armed with the first two years of the Civil War.  It will make a fine addition to any collection - advanced or beginning.--$1,250.SOLD

  16. Just brought into the shop out of the local area.  This is a .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt 6-shot Army revolver and is serial number "102306" which is good midwar 1863 production.  Apparently the original barrel on this revolver in some way got damaged, and has been replaced with a correct barrel from a different Colt revolver with a different serial number than the rest of the gun.  The action on the revolver works well, and two gov't inspector cartouches remain visible on the grips.  There is even some cylinder scene remaining visible.  This would be a quality collector Colt Army were it not for the mismatch barrel number.  It is historically still a nice Colt as it was no doubt carried just as it is, and at a bargain price due to the mismatched number.  If the barrel number were matching this revolver would be $1,850. to $2,250. - but with mismatch barrel is only.--$950.(Real Bargain)SOLD

  17. Fresh into the shop, out of the local area, .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, rifled musket with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1862 - the British Crown."  The metal overall has a thick, brown, never cleaned, attic patina with the normal "25 - 25" barrel marks.  The wood remains in nice, complete condition with just the normal small usage dings and marks from field service.  The soldier's initials, E.G., are nicely cut into the bottom side of the stock, and there are 14 distinct kill notches cut into the stock.  The musket has its original ramrod as well as its original, triangular, socket bayonet.  It will make a fine addition to someone's Confederate display.--$2,150.SOLD

  18. Massive, .69 cal., percussion "Horse Pistol".  This is a Belgium import and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The South traded cotton for these antiquated "Old Hand Cannons".  Over the years, I have had several Confederate images where the subject had a massive horse pistol of this style stuck behind their belt.  I have no doubt that, if you loaded this thing with buck, you would surely be able to take out everything in a 20-foot area.  This is guaranteed to be a great conversation piece in your collection.--$650.SOLD

  19. Absolutely "drop dead beautiful" .577 cal. Enfield "field pour" cast brass bullet mold.  This Enfield mold is complete with original cutter, and the original cone cavity insert.  I am including a Confederate Enfield bullet that EXACTLY fits the mold that I recovered on the Confederate Battle Line here at Stones River.  Super Nice to display with your C.S. carried .577 cal. Enfield Rifled Musket.  It has been ages since I have seen an Enfield mold this complete and nice.--$975.SOLD

  20. Just brought in today out of the local area nice Confederate carried early 1859 production Colt .32 cal. Pocket Model 5-shot revolver.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of "170409", and it is likely that its Civil War Confederate  owner can be determined.  The revolver has good action, and about 60% original cylinder scene.  It, in addition, has original walnut grips and about 80% original lacquer.  It is very often the case that Confederate carried Colts often just slightly predate the Civil War.--$1,250.SOLD

  21. Drop dead beautiful "1852" dated HARPERS FERRY Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle".  This was my friend - ROBERT HEINS - prized piece in his collection.  The markings are clear enough to read across the room, and the bore will still about cut your finger.  There are very few museums that can compete with this weapon.  The extra nipple and worm are still in the patchbox, and the action is as crisp as new.--$3,850.SOLD

  22. Very nice condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 105731 (except for the wedge which is an old replacement).  This is most desirable 1861 era production.  The Colt barrel markings remain crisp and clear and about 60% of the cylinder scene remains intact.  The action is about as crisp as when issued and has deep, sharp rifling.  There was at one time a name carved into the brass butt strap with a pen knife, but due to wear, I can't quite make it out.  The original walnut grips remain intact with a perfect fit and sharp edges.--$1,850.

  23. .69 cal. Model 1816 smoothbore musket originally produced in flint and altered to percussion for Civil War use.  It has a smooth, aged grey-brown patina and lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1834".  The stock is in nice condition with just good honest wear from being carried, and has an easily visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The soldier's initials "T.M.S." are nicely carved into the stock which most likely is for "Thomas M. Sanders" of Co. "E" - 45th TN. Inf.  (I have hunted their Spring of 1863 camp here many times).  This is a classic example of what many Army of Tennessee Confederates were carrying here in Middle Tennessee during the years 1862 and 1863.--$1,250.SOLD

  24. Nice condition, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket Revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 200850, which is most desirable 1861 (first year of the war) production.  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina with a barrel marking of "Address Saml Colt - Hartford CT".  The cylinder retains about 30% original cylinder scene.  The action remains strong, advancing and locking as well as it did when new.  The revolver has original walnut grips with about 80% original varnish.  This little Colt would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,250.

  25. One of the most popular muskets of the American Civil War era! This is the .58 cal. Model 1861 three band Springfield rifled musket. The metal has a smooth gray-brown patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - SPRINGFIELD - 1862". The stock is very attractive and shows clear evidence of lots of field service with small dings, marks, and rounded edges from wear. Both sling swivels - original ram rod - and long range sight remains intact. This is a solid middle grade musket that clearly "Saw The Elephant".--$1,650.SOLD

  26. Very nice condition percussion 12 GA. double barrel shotgun.  This is the exact type weapon that many young Confederates left home carrying.  It is a well made and nicely engraved weapon, and is one of the heaviest weapons of its type that I have held in a long time.  Several years ago I recovered a nearly identical 12 GA. double barrel in the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry - C.S.A.  This weapon will make a fine addition to someone's Confederate display.--$595.

  27. Nice condition, original Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle."  It has smooth, clean metal just beginning to gray with age.  The lockplate is marked "E. Whitney - N. Haven - US - 1851."  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The rifle has crisp action at both half cock and full cock, and remains in original .54 cal. with deep, crisp rifling.  I expect this rifle would remain an accurate shooter today and would be an excellent addition to any Civil War weapons collection.  This rifle originally came out of the local area and was quite likely Confederate carried.--$2,150.SOLD

  28. Very attractive "Special Model 1861" .58 cal., "S. Norris & W.T. Clements for Massachusetts", 1863 date, 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with an 1863 date on the lockplate and an 1864 date on the barrel.  The main spring remains strong and the musket locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.   Both sling swivels , long range site, and original ramrod remain intact, and a good, crisp bore remains.  The wood remains in nice condition with a faintly visible inspector cartouche, and the normal dings and marks from actual field service.  There is a small sliver of wood missing from just beneath the lockplate.  This is a quality condition musket and shows evidence of just good, honest, actual Civil War field service.--$1,450.

  29. Very attractive, .58 cal., Model 1863, type 2, Springfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The .58  cal. Springfield is often considered the classic representative musket of the American Civil War.  This musket has crisp lockplate markings of “Springfield – 1864 – US” and has metal that is just beginning to gray with age.  The wood is in nice condition with the normal small dings and marks of field service and a visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The action remains crisp and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both sling swivels, long range site, and original ramrod remain intact.  The musket has a very pleasing “used but not abused” type appearance and will be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  30. Beautiful condition 9 mm French Pinfire revolver.  The revolver still has pretty case colors and the ejector rod intact - the loading door intact - folding trigger intact - and I am including two original cartridges to display with the revolver.  The South purchased many of these, and we recover the pinfire cartridges from almost every 1863 Confederate camp here.--$695.

  31. Quite scarce, percussion, .31 cal., five - shot, mushroom shaped cylinder, 3" octagonal barrel with a large oval shaped brass trigger guard.  This example has excellent condition, original checkered, hard rubber grips.  This revolver has early, early production serial number "865".  For many years, this revolver was on display at the Lotz House Civil War Museum in Franklin, Tennessee, and still has their ID number on the butt.  The revolver's markings remain as crisp as when issued.  This is one of the nicest condition, .31 cal., percussion Remington - Rider revolvers that has come into the shop in years.--$895.

  32. Nice condition, .32 caliber, rimfire, Smith and Wesson, Model #2, old Model Army revolver.  The revolver remains in very nice condition with crisp action and some original case colors in recessed areas.  This is the more desirable 6-inch, octagonal, long barrel model.  Many Civil War officers, who were able to afford one, carried the Model #2 Smith and Wesson as their personal sidearm.  There were a total of 77,155 of these revolvers produced.  The serial number of this revolver falls at the end of the Civil War period and the beginning of the Wild West Era.  The notorious western gunslinger, "Wild Bill" Hickok, while Marshall of Deadwood, was carrying a Model #2 Army the night he was shot.  This is a very nice example of quite an historic weapon.--$895.

  33. Just brought in today - VERY nice .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy Revolver.  The revolver has a smooth gently ageing grey patina with an all matching serial number of "149088" (except for the wedge which is an old replacement).  This is very desirable mid-war early 1863 production and still functions perfectly.  There are traces of original cylinder scene, and I can faintly see some initials cut into the brass buttplate.  It has lots of original bore remaining.--$1,650.

  34. Seldom seen, .36 cal., Navy Model revolver manufactured by Mass. Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, under "Adams Patent".  It is estimated that only about 1,000 of these weapons were produced and were all produced between 1856 and 1860.  They have checkered walnut grips much like their European counterpart.  Most of these that I have seen surface have turned up in the South.  This example is in relatively good condition, but the revolver does show considerable "field wear" and is missing the loading lever.  Its well known English counterpart made by Adams and Kerr was quite extensively carried by Confederates.  As far as I can remember, this is one of only about the third or fourth example of this revolver that I have in 40 years ever had.--$895.

  35. Good solid .54 cal. "Standard Model" Burnside carbine.  This is serial number "9586" and is matching between the barrel and the breech block.  The wood has two clearly visible inspector cartouches and has the normal dings and marks of actual field service.  The action works correctly, and decent rifling remains.  The metal is clean with just light graying with age.  There is one guide screw missing from the breech area of the carbine that would not be difficult to replace.   All in all - I would grade this a solid "upper mid-grade" example.--$1,295.

  36. Just in out of the local area - .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield percussion musket.  The metal has a dark chocolate brown attic patina with lockplate markings of "1855 - Springfield - and U.S.".  There is some pitting around the nipple area from having seen lots of field service.  The wood is a very dark red-brown color and has the expected numerous small dings and marks from lots of actual field service.  The mainspring is still strong as can be and the hammer sets solidly at both half cock and full cock.  This one is a smoothbore and would have fired both musket balls and "buck and ball".  This is a very typical antequated weapon that the Southern Infantry was armed with through much of the Civil War, and considering the area here where the musket came from - was almost certainly Southern carried and is going to look great on someone's wall.--$1,295.

  37. Very hard to find when you need one - Nice condition original "1863" date Springfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  The plate has sharp marks of "1863 - U.S. - Springfield", and even has most of the internal original parts intact.  The hammer screw is broken off, but an original to replace it is included.  If you have a Model 1863 Springfield musket with a "less than pretty" lockplate - here is your chance to increase the value of your musket.--$125.SOLD

  38. Very attractive condition, .36 cal., Manhattan Navy Model revolver.  It has a barrel marking of "Manhattan Firearms Co. - Newark NJ".  It has a smooth, gently aging, gray patina with about 80% cylinder scene remaining and has a matching serial number of 38304.  We have been referring to this pistol as the "Death Pistol" in that it has 35 notches.  We suspect someone might be exaggerating a bit!  The revolver still has a good strong main spring, and the cylinder advances sometimes, and sometimes not (depending on its mood).  A revolver with 35 death notches couldn't help but be a great conversation piece in your collection.--$1,150.

  39. Nice condition, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt 5-shot pocket revolver.  The metal remains clean with very little pitting whatsoever.  The barrel is marked "Address Sam'l. Colt - New York City".  It has an all matching serial number of 130138 which is good early 1855 - 1856 production.  It retains good action and about 60% - 70% original cylinder scene intact.  The revolver has original walnut grips with 90% original lacquer.--$1,150.

  40. Very nice condition .36 cal. Manhattan 5-shot Navy Model Revolver.  It has nice original cylinder engraving and is serial # 60123.  This serial number falls at the end of the Civil War Era and into the Indian War's period.  The revolver is out of a local family and possibly saw service in two different eras.  This revolver has crisp action and a good bore.--$1,150.

  41. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Revolver.  The revolver shows honest service wear and has an attractive gray/brown overall patina with no serious pitting at all.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 43669 except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls in very desirable 1862 - 1863 production.  The action works correctly about eight times out of ten.  The barrel retains good bore and is marked "Address Col. Sam Colt - New York - U. S. America".  This is a good honest example of the revolver considered by many to be the most representative of the American Civil War.--$1,650.

  42. Beautiful condition single shot "1837" dated ALLEN percussion vest pistol.  These were often carried by Civil War soldiers in their vest as a "last line" of defense.  This excellent example was sold by a "VIRGINIA" retailer and is crisply marked "SPRATLEY - NORFOLK, VA.".  It was almost certainly Southern carried, and just about couldn't be in nicer condition.--$975.SOLD

  43. Nice condition, .58 cal., 3-band, percussion "1861 Special Model", rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "L.G.&Y. - US - 1862".  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina, and the stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The action works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was made.  The bore has good rifling and would quite likely still shoot accurately; although I do not recommend firing original weapons.  The long range site, original ramrod, and both sling swivels all remain intact.--$1,450.

  44. Very nice condition and seriously "Bad-Ass" 1840s - 1850s era Allen and Thurber .36 cal. single shot percussion pistol with a "10-INCH" Barrel - REALLY !!--$850.

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  46. Group of 7 assorted musket parts that are either non-excavated or are early pick-ups or recoveries, and still remain in nice enough condition to use on a musket today.  There are {2} .58 cal. Springfield or contract musket breechplugs - one brass Mississippi trigger guard - {1} .58 cal. Springfield trigger guard - one cast brass Enfield nose cap {1} one .69 cal. Model 1816 musket buttplate and {1} cast brass trigger guard to an unknown musket.  A real bargain !!--$195. for all
  47. 1849cltpckt.JPG (55029 bytes)1849cltpcktrev.JPG (55892 bytes)1849cltpcktmkr.JPG (41139 bytes)1849cltpcktptnt.JPG (66480 bytes)1849cltpcktserl.JPG (45536 bytes)1849cltpcktserl2.JPG (46685 bytes)Nice condition .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number {328193} except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls right at the end of the Civil War or possibly just after.  It has nice clear markings - good rifling - and crisp action.  Every collection needs a pretty little Colt Revolver.--$950.
  48. .69 cal. Prussian Musket which was purchased and imported early in the war by the Governor of Ohio for the issue to Ohio troops as they marched off to war in 1861.  These muskets fired an absolutely massive projectile, and they were very quickly found to not be as accurate and serviceable as the smaller cal. Springfield muskets.  Over the years as relic hunters we have learned that when you recover the huge Prussian projectiles that you are certainly in an Ohio camp and could very well be about to recover an "OVM" beltplate.  This particular musket is marked "Potsdam" and dated "1837."  Although the musket was brought in to the shop by a local family, it was learned that the family's ancestry was not unexpectedly out of Ohio.  It has a smooth, dark, uncleaned patina and will display very nicely.--$975.
  49. Quite scarce .58 cal. "Providence Tool Co." - 1863 date Model 1861 3-band contract rifled musket.  This musket shows clear signs of having really been carried A LOT.  The metal has a smooth dark, attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Providence Tool Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1863".  The markings are all visible, but worn down quite a bit from use.  The wood shows lots of use as well with corners rounded and all the normal bumps and bruises of a carried weapon.  The inspector's cartouche is worn, but you can still faintly make it out.  It is missing the rear sling swivel and has a "home grown" rear site.  This is a good, honest rare contract Civil War musket that without question "Saw The Elephant".--$1,150.
   

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