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  1. 1863tauntonbutt.JPG (14801 bytes)1863tauntonbrl.JPG (9902 bytes)1863taunton.JPG (55479 bytes)1863tauntoncrst.JPG (90172 bytes)1863tauntonmrk.JPG (77052 bytes)1863tauntondte.JPG (75638 bytes)1863tauntonus.JPG (56127 bytes)Nice condition .58 cal. "William Mason" Model 1861 contract rifled musket.  The metal is clean just beginning to grey with age.  The lockplate is marked "1863 - Wm. Mason - Taunton" and the barrel has a matching "1863" date.  The wood is really pretty with two visible inspector cartouches and has an original "Jeff Davis" stamped brass hat pin inlaid into the right side of the stock.  The original ramrod - both sling swivels - and long range site all remain intact.  The musket has been fired enough that not much bore remains, but other than that - the musket has everything that you like to see.--$1,850.
  2. 1862tower.JPG (16779 bytes)1862towerbrl.JPG (11849 bytes)1862towerlckplt.JPG (56121 bytes)1862towerdte.JPG (71646 bytes)1862towereng.JPG (59054 bytes)"1862" date .577 cal. Enfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The stock shows all the little dings and marks of lots of actual field service.  The lockplate is marked "1862 - Tower - and the crown" and the barrel has the sought after "upside down 25 - 25" marks.  The metal overall has a really nice aged - dark brown - patina.  A light halo of the circle on the stock that reads "Birmingham Small Arms" can be faintly seen.  One sling swivel remains and one is on a battlefield somewhere, and the long range site hasn't been present for many years.  This Enfield is out of "Ole Dixie" and you can't hold it up to your ear without hearing Dixie Playing !!  Every Civil War collection should have a nice Enfield 3-band musket.--$1,450.
  3. carbine.JPG (13118 bytes)carbinerev.JPG (47497 bytes)carbinelckplt.JPG (49005 bytes)carbinedte.JPG (82294 bytes)Confederate Cavalry used .71 cal. Model 1842 Austrian Cavalry Carbine.  This example is just in out of the local area and has a beautiful NEVER CLEANED attic brown patina.  The lockplate is clearly marked "1852" and it still has "knee deep" 12 groove rifling.  The action still works properly - but the mainspring is very weak.  In over 40 years of relic digging - I have never recovered ammunition for this weapon anywhere except Confederate Cavalry sites.--$1,150.
  4. coltny.JPG (46101 bytes)coltnyrev1.JPG (48147 bytes)coltnymkr.JPG (41207 bytes)coltnycrvg.JPG (63535 bytes)coltnycrvg2.JPG (67327 bytes)coltnyptnt.JPG (62244 bytes)coltnysrl.JPG (46705 bytes)Much nicer .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver than most that come through anymore.  It has an "all matching" {including the wedge} serial number of "122213" which is great "1863 - mid-war" production.  The cylinder retains 60 % to 80 % original cylinder scene and BOTH grips have military inspector cartouches that you can see from 10 feet away.  The only negative is that the hand spring is a little weak - so the cylinder doesn't advance every time you cock it.  This is a very nice Colt Army that you could be proud to hand down to the next generation of collectors in your family.--$2,250.
  5. dblbrl.JPG (54696 bytes)dblbrlrev.JPG (58780 bytes)dblbrltop.JPG (48600 bytes)Very nice condition little percussion double barrel pistol typical of the type carried by many Civil War soldiers {both North and South} in their vest or boot as a last resort.  The action still works perfectly on both barrels.--$395.
  6. guntools.JPG (54115 bytes)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
  7. starrpstl.JPG (46268 bytes)starrpstlrev.JPG (169511 bytes)starrpstlmkr.JPG (63773 bytes)starrpstlptnt.JPG (65085 bytes)Very attractive .44 cal. Model 1858 Starr double action Army Revolver.  The metal has a nice smooth grey-brown patina with a little finish remaining in the recessed areas.  It is serial number "2784" which is nice early production.  The "double action" still works perfectly and there is lots of rifling remaining.  The grips have an inlayed strip of lighter wood up each side, and appears to have been done to "fancy up" the revolver rather than for some functional purpose.  I don't think that this revolver has seen a whole lot of service in that all the corners on the weapon - the bore - and the action remain "so" sharp and crisp.--$975.SOLD
  8. 1862rchmnd.JPG (14644 bytes)1862rchmndbrl.JPG (11489 bytes)1862rchmnddte.JPG (71470 bytes)1862rchmnddte2.JPG (56538 bytes)1862rchmndlckplt.JPG (52039 bytes)1862rchmndmrk.JPG (64161 bytes)1862rchmndmrk2.JPG (46749 bytes)1862rchmndsrl.JPG (68074 bytes)Beautiful Hi-Grade "New Condition" reproduction .58 cal. Richmond 3-band percussion musket.  This was bought by a friend of mine many years ago {back when he was younger and healthier} with the intent of actually doing some re-enacting and living history.  Like myself - years have crept along and health and energy are neither what they once were.  He has decided that someone younger should have this musket and actually get out and use it.  The musket is an "Armi-Sport -- Italy" and would cost close to $1,000. now.  Here is a real bargain for someone.--$650.
  9. allenrev.JPG (56827 bytes)allenrevrev.JPG (54421 bytes)allenrevmkr.JPG (59167 bytes)Very RARE and sought after .36 cal. Allen and Wheelock 6-shot Navy Model Revolver.  The metal has a smooth grey-brown patina with markings of "Allen and Wheelock - Worcester - Allen's Pts. Jan. 13 - Dec. 15, 1857".  This revolver was ONLY produced in 1861 and 1862 and with a TOTAL production of only 500 weapons.  One of the few weapons of the Civil War era in which the trigger guard pivots down and becomes the weapon's ramrod.  Very nice condition with a little case color still visible on the hammer and trigger guard.--$1,295.
  10. flask.JPG (50871 bytes)flaskrev.JPG (53727 bytes)flaskeagle.JPG (68838 bytes)Just in - Rare - Rare - Rare "1832" date flask known to most collectors as the "Rifleman's Flask".  The flask clearly shows use and has a beautiful - never cleaned - rich, aged patina and is marked "1832 - Dingee - New York".  It is out of a Georgia estate and would be a fine addition to any early military collection.--$450.SOLD
  11. grstblt.JPG (51890 bytes)grstbltcrvg.JPG (77494 bytes)Original leather musket sling for the .577 cal. 3-band Civil War Enfield infantry musket.  This is just the little accent to give your Enfield musket that "Museum Level" display appeal.--$125.SOLD
  12. musket2.JPG (16289 bytes)musketbrl.JPG (8910 bytes)musketlckplt.JPG (177345 bytes)musketmrk.JPG (78874 bytes)musketbk.JPG (48683 bytes)Vmusketbkcls.JPG (56003 bytes)musketstar.JPG (61235 bytes) Very, very RARE "Tanner and Co." .69 cal. Leige musket imported by the State of Texas - said to have come up through Mexico and TOTALLY amount to only 264 weapons purchased.  This type weapon is pictured and described on page 196 in  "Confederate Long Arms" by Hill and Anthony.  Some feel that the parts for this musket were imported and that the weapon was assembled in Bastrop, TX.  Others feel that Texas imported the weapon already manufactured, and I tend to personally feel this to likely be the case.  This is a musketoon type weapon with the lug for a saber bayonet.  Less than five examples TOTAL of this weapon are known, and the other known examples are all full length three band muskets that took a standard triangular socket bayonet.  To my knowledge - This is the ONLY existing "musketoon" - "saber bayonet" accepting type weapon known.  I'm betting some "TEXAS" artifact collector is going to want this little jewel.--SOLD
  13. 11pnfire.JPG (54932 bytes)11pnfirerev.JPG (50645 bytes)Really pretty 11mm French Pinfire revolver quite similar to the one carried by "Stonewall Jackson".  Pinfire revolvers were very popular with Confederate Officers and this one was very likely "C.S." carried.  It has original finish literally all over it and has beautiful intricate engraving.  The lanyard ring and the small ejector rod are often missing on these guns, but this one has both still intact.  The small cartridge loading door is often missing as well, and is indeed not present on this revolver.  I am including some original pinfire cartridges for display with the revolver, but they are a smaller size {to prevent a child from loading it up}.--$795.
  14. bltmld.JPG (60485 bytes)bltmldmrk.JPG (38378 bytes)Beautiful condition and quite rare style on this .577 cal. Enfield bullet mold.  The mold opens from the bottom rather than the typical sideways opening pattern.  In addition, this Enfield mold came out of the deep South and has the "25" mark that we all like to see on our imported Enfield muskets.  This will be a fantastic compliment to your Enfield musket.--SOLD
  15. 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.
  16. bulletmold.JPG (59372 bytes)bulletmoldcls.JPG (67077 bytes)Nice condition cast brass "Colt Patent" marked .31 cal. double cavity bullet mold correct for the Model 1849 Colt .31 cal. Pocket Revolver.  If you have a nice Colt revolver - here is the perfect compliment for it.--$150.
  17. 1856rem.JPG (11972 bytes)1856rembrl.JPG (29978 bytes)1856remlckplt.JPG (56585 bytes)1856remmrk.JPG (64654 bytes)1856remsght.JPG (48449 bytes)1856remopn.JPG (58384 bytes).69 cal. Model 1816 musket originally produced in flint and in the late 1850s Remington Firearms Co. was given a contract to convert these old out-dated flint muskets to the "then current" Maynard Tape Primer System.  This example has nice metal just starting to gently grey with age and has lockplate markings of "Remington Arms Co. - 1857 - U.S.".  The Maynard Tape Primer System still works perfectly and the musket still has nice deep rifling.  The musket has nice wood and the action still works as well as when it was new.  The musket was rifled and fitted with a long range site by Remington, but the musket was fired in competition in the late 1960s and at that time was equipted with a "more precision" long range site.  This is a nice Civil War Firearm that would - no doubt - still be deadly today.--$1,295.
  18. pdrhrn.JPG (45203 bytes)pdrhrncrvg.JPG (50472 bytes)Massive HUGE 1840 era 14 inch long and 3 inches across Powder Horn.  The horn remains in very nice condition and has ornate designs carved into both top and bottom.  Many young Confederates left home in 1861 carrying a Fowling Rifle and a Powder Horn just like this.--$175.
  19. sprgfldsw.JPG (47612 bytes)sprgfldswrev.JPG (49937 bytes)sprgfldser.JPG (42454 bytes)sprgfldmrk.JPG (42749 bytes)Nice condition 6-shot  Smith and Wesson "No. 2 - Old Model Army" Revolver.  This one is serial number 23542 - which is most desirable 1862 - 1663 production.  The revolver has original Civil War era "cream colored bone like material" grips and is crisply marked "Smith and Wesson - Springfield, Mass."  This revolver is museum quality and would be a fine addition to any Civil War Display.--$1,450.SOLD
  20. pstlstarrarms.JPG (52924 bytes)pstlstarrarmsrev.JPG (52925 bytes)pstlstarrarmscls.JPG (76101 bytes)pstlstarrarmsmkr.JPG (68446 bytes)pstlstarrarmsptnt.JPG (50442 bytes)pstlstarrarmsser.JPG (69431 bytes)pstlstarrarmscart.JPG (65280 bytes)Nice condition Starr Arms Co. single action Model 1863 Army Revolver.  These revolvers were produced between 1863 and 1865 and only about 32,000 were ever produced.  The revolver has a smooth ageing grey patina with some traces of original finish in the recessed areas.  The serial number is "29102" and has a nice clear inspector cartouche on the grip.  The action works nicely most of the time, but "once in a while" the cylinder doesn't advance.  This is a nicer Single Action Starr than most that come through the shop.--$1,450.
  21. 1864sprngfld.JPG (28503 bytes)1864sprngfldbrl.JPG (39076 bytes)1864sprngfldlckplt.JPG (60116 bytes)1864sprngflddte.JPG (73021 bytes)1864sprngfldmrk.JPG (63733 bytes)1864sprngfldus.JPG (60495 bytes)Very nice looking .58 cal. Model 1863 Type I Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  Nice clean lockplate with markings of "1864 - U.S. - Springfield" and are about deep enough to cut your finger.  This is a type I with rounded screw tighten bands and with no retainer springs.  The eagle on the bolster is usually almost to dim to even see - You can see this eagle from 10 feet away !!  It has action nearly as crisp as new and good bore remaining.  The .58 cal. Springfield musket is considered to be the classic representative musket of the American Civil War.--$1,650.SOLD
  22. 1863muir.JPG (21855 bytes)1863muirbrl.JPG (28510 bytes)1863usmuirlckplt.JPG (58493 bytes)1863usmuirmkr.JPG (84126 bytes)1863usmuirdte.JPG (72839 bytes)1863usmuirdte2.JPG (72877 bytes)Very sought after .58 cal. William Muir and Co. contract .58 cal. 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal is overall clean just beginning to darken with age with lockplate markings of "Wm. Muir - Windsor Locks - 1863 - U.S." and the barrel has a similar patina and has a matching "1863" date.  William Muir had a contract for 30,000 muskets during the years of 1863 and 1864.  The metal has sharp - clear marks and the action is about as crisp as the day it was made.  The original ramrod - long range site - and both sling swivels all remain intact, and it retains lots of original rifling.  The wood is quite nice as well with a visible inspector cartouche still remaining.  Most any Civil War collector would like having this musket on his wall.--$1,650.
  23. tool.JPG (75085 bytes)Original folding musket tool correct to display with any of the Models of Springfield or contract percussion muskets.  An excellent compliment to display with your musket.--$65.
  24. casedcolt.JPG (60883 bytes)casedcoltclsd.JPG (57266 bytes)casedcoltbrl.JPG (41980 bytes)casedcoltmkg.JPG (70071 bytes)casedcoltptnt.JPG (59809 bytes)casedcoltsrl.JPG (38377 bytes)casedcoltsrl2.JPG (53056 bytes)casedcoltsrl3.JPG (56872 bytes)casedcoltsrl4.JPG (53604 bytes)Quite attractive .36 cal. CASED LONDON COLT NAVY MODEL REVOLVER.  The revolver is serial number "38480" and is all matching except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This is very sought after " early 1850s" production and was very likely "C.S." carried considering that it is extremely early production and surfaced in the deep South.  The revolver is clean with crisp action and some cylinder scene remaining.  The case is in nice condition and is an original Civil War era case.  In the case is an original .36 cal. double cavity Colt bullet mold - an original tin for caps, - and an original brass powder flask.  Any "London" Colt Navy is rare to find, but a CASED London Navy is nothing less than SUPER-RARE to find.--$3,495.
  25. 1862sprngfld.JPG (39262 bytes)1862sprngfldbrl.JPG (27365 bytes)1862sprngfldclose.JPG (61096 bytes)1862sprngflddte.JPG (75426 bytes)1862sprngfldmrk.JPG (76494 bytes)1862sprngfldusmrk.JPG (50255 bytes)Considered by many to be the most representative weapon of the American Civil War.  This is the .58 cal. Model "1861" Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - Springfield - 1862" and the musket has a thick "never cleaned" attic brown patina from tip to tip.  This musket is out of a Pennsylvania estate sale, and remains just as found.  If you'd like a musket on your wall with LOT'S of stories to tell - This will suit perfectly {and has an excellent chance to have been right there at Gettysburg, PA.}--$1,295. 
  26. 1863robnson.JPG (30529 bytes)1863robnsonbrl.JPG (35890 bytes)1863robnsonclose.JPG (63731 bytes)1863robnsoncrtche.JPG (111410 bytes)1863robnsoncrtche2.JPG (58526 bytes)1863robnsondte.JPG (67266 bytes)1863robnsondte2.JPG (73021 bytes)1863robnsonmrk.JPG (66885 bytes)1863robnsonmrk1.JPG (62972 bytes)Fresh out of a Pennsylvania estate sale - Smooth "attic brown" untouched patina tip to tip.  This is a rare .58 cal. "E. Robinson" contract Model 1861 3-band rifled musket.  The lockplate is crisply marked "E. Robinson - New York - 1863" and the barrel has a matching "1863" date.  The action remains nearly as crisp as new and there is lots of rifling remaining in the bore.  The wood is really pretty too, with two inspector cartouches that you don't have to have "good light" to see.  You just don't see very many nice untampered with quality family estate muskets being offered for sale anymore.--$1,650.SOLD
  27. 1836prusnbut.JPG (34728 bytes)1836prusn.JPG (29010 bytes)1836prusnclose.JPG (55948 bytes)1836prusncrtche.JPG (88562 bytes)1836prusndte.JPG (45970 bytes)1836prusnmrk.JPG (99018 bytes)1836prusnmrk2.JPG (85098 bytes)1836prusnmrk3.JPG (70109 bytes)1836prusnmrk4.JPG (73494 bytes)Fresh out of a Central Ohio estate sale.  Nice condition .69 cal. 3-band "Prussian Rifled Musket".  It has a very smooth, chocolate brown attic patina with markings of "1826" {on the barrel before conversion to percussion} and date of "1856" {on the lockplate after conversion to percussion}.  The State of Ohio purchased these muskets for their troops as they first left the State of Ohio for the Civil War in "1861".  We always know that we are digging in an early War Ohio infantry camp site when we start digging "Prussian" bullets.  By late 1862 most Ohio Troops had exchanged these old weapons for "up-to-date" .58 cal. rifled Springfield muskets.--$1,150.
  28. 1859twrlckplte.JPG (70206 bytes)1859twrlckpltecrn.JPG (59821 bytes)1859twrlckplterev.JPG (71324 bytes)1859twrlckpltedate.JPG (67535 bytes)Very - very hard to find when you need one.  Perfect condition early date "1859" Enfield-Tower lockplate and hammer assembly with all the parts intact in the reverse and works perfectly with nice crisp half cock and full cock.  If you have a nice Enfield musket, but with a worn or pitted lockplate - this will make all the difference in the world in the quality of your musket.--$195.
  29. 1834sprngfld.JPG (27921 bytes)1834sprngfldbrl.JPG (31907 bytes)1834sprngflddte.JPG (48605 bytes)1834sprngfldflnt.JPG (65198 bytes)1834sprngfldflnt1.JPG (62517 bytes)1834sprngfldflnt2.JPG (62749 bytes)1834sprngfldmrk.JPG (47329 bytes)1834sprngfldmrk3.JPG (54966 bytes)1834sprngfldusmrk.JPG (65158 bytes)Very, very RARE and in uncommonly nice condition .69 cal. Model 1816 Springfield smoothbore musket REMAINING IN ORIGINAL FLINT.  The musket is clean with virtually no pitting what-so-ever.  The lockplate is marked "1834 - U.S. - Springfield" and the barrel has a crisp matching "1834" date.  There is hardly any burnout at all and the flint mechanism works as perfectly as the day it was made.  I don't even see a replaced screw - What a fine museum grade weapon this is.--$2,650.   {I have in recent times seen original flints no nicer than this one priced at $3,500.} {HOLD}
  30. carbnslngswvl.JPG (58384 bytes)Original long pattern Civil War "Carbine Snap Swivel" - A very nice example and a great compliment to display with your Civil War Carbine.--$89.
  31. ustrentonbutt.JPG (31098 bytes)ustrentonbrl.JPG (31668 bytes)ustrentonclose.JPG (57840 bytes)ustrentonname.JPG (88014 bytes)ustrentoncrtche.JPG (90904 bytes)ustrentondate.JPG (74607 bytes)Quite rare and nice condition .58 cal. "New Jersey" marked Trenton 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal is nice and smooth - just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked "U.S.-Trenton-1863" and the barrel is marked "N.J.-1864" which is the standard marking found on New Jersey issued Trenton muskets.  The musket retains lots of rifling, and the action is about as crisp as when issued.  It's wood is very nice with just the normal small dings from actual field service.  This is a nicer musket than most you see now days.--$1,650.
  32. 1863lg&ybutt.JPG (36079 bytes)1863lg&gbrl.JPG (30236 bytes)1863lg&yclose.JPG (51639 bytes)1863lg&ydte.JPG (80932 bytes)1863lg&yname.JPG (47127 bytes)Fresh out of the attic "1863" date .58 cal. "L.G.&Y. - U.S. - Windsor, VT."  1861 "Special Model" Percussion Rifled Musket  The musket has a very nice "never cleaned" smooth chocolate patina on the metal from tip to tip.  The wood is nice as well with just the normal small dings and marks of actual field service.  The action is as crisp as the day it was made, and it retains lots of original rifling.  Anyone would be proud to have this rare musket in their collection.--$1,650.
  33. 36cltgrp.JPG (66659 bytes)Here is something that you rarely see offered for sale.  It is a complete original set of walnut grips for a Model 1851 Colt .36 cal. Navy Revolver.  The grips show wear, but are not cracked or broken.  If you have a Colt .36 Navy with broken or missing grips - here is your chance to complete your weapon.  The grips show lots of wear and rounded corners, but are complete, and are out of the "Deep South" - and could have quite likely been C.S. carried.--$175.
  34. Just in fresh out of a North Alabama estate - nice condition C.S. carried Pre-War single shot percussion pistol in it's brown leather hand stitched Confederate holster.  A beautiful Confederate rig at the price of a "middle-grade" Colt Pocket Model revolver.--$1,250.
  35. Excellent condition non-excavated Springfield combination musket tool - perfect to display with your original Civil War musket.  Also, an original non-excavated .577 cal. Enfield trigger block with trigger.  Both items only.--$65.
  36. Very nice condition original .577 cal. Enfield musket tompion.  A fantastic final touch for your nice Enfield musket.--$65.
  37. Nice smooth chocolate brown attic patina on the metal of this .69 cal. Model 1842 smoothbore 3-band Springfield musket.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - 1848 - Springfield" and the action still works well with a good strong spring.  The stock is quite attractive with a visible inspector cartouche and just the normal small dings and marks of service.  I just purchased this musket out of a North Carolina estate dating all the way back to the 1940 - 1950s era.  This is a weapon with that slick brown patina that some tasteful, gentle cleaning would make look significantly nicer.--$1,450.
  38. Attractive .69 cal. Potsdam musket dated "1826".  This one is out of an Ohio estate sale and has a smooth uncleaned attic patina.  A good number of these were purchased by the Governor of Ohio to arm troops from the state in early 1861 - some are even "OHIO" marked, but this one is unmarked.  The Ohio guys quickly realized that the rifled .58 cal. Springfield muskets were much better and more accurate and these ancient old muskets were soon replaced.  Confederates were also able to get some of these, and they used them until they were able to get the much superior and preferred .577 cal. Enfields.  This is a nice looking "early Civil War" weapon.--$895.
  39. .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.
  40. 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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