U.S. Model 1863 Type I Rifle Musket by Springfield with Bayonet

.58 caliber. 40" barrel secured by three rounded clamping bands. no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings, dated "1863" at tail, breech dated "1863" as well with typical "V/P/{Eagle Head}" proof marks. Counterpane with legible script "ESA" final inspection cartouche, with a weaker, less legible sub-inspector's cartouche. Retains correct 1861 pattern rear sight, front sight-bayonet lug, both sling swivels and a full-length straight-shank tulip head ramrod Includes a correct US marked Model 1855 Socket Bayonet.


Very good. Metal lightly cleaned and toning down with a mottled and oxidized pewter patina, bands with a darker smoky gray appearance and some pitting. Lock functional, bore dirty but retaining strong rifling. Stock lightly sanded leaving the edges soft and cartouches weak. Bayonet very good as well.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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