Colt Special Model 1861 Rifle Musket

.58 caliber. 39" barrel secured with three rounded clamping barrel bands. no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Standard Colt lock markings with "1864" date at tail, matching "1864" date at breech. Standard proof marks with "M.N.M." sub-inspection on left barrel flat and on top of stock comb, forward of buttplate tang. Two crisp script cartouches on counterpane, a "GHL" and a "JT". Clean out screw added in bolster through Eagle marking, lower sling swivel replaced. Correct 1861 pattern rear sight, original ramrod. Includes a worn Pattern 1857 musket sling.


Very good. Barrel with a lightly oxidized pewter patina with some scattered impact and tool marks, as well as some light pinpricking. Mechanically functional, all markings clear and legible, bore very good with strong rifling but dirty with some scattered pitting. Stock crisp with scattered bumps, dings and mars and two clear cartouches. Sling with heavy wear.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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