C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

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Item No.: 9546 Price : $9,650.00
Item : VERY FINE 1861 DATED US MODEL 1855 IRON MOUNTED RIFLE
Description :
.58 Caliber Percussion US Designed Maynard Primer System Rifle. Beautiful condition. Metal bright and hand cared for for decades. Crisp markings. "1861" on lock and on top of barrel flat. Crisp proofs. Superb Eagle on the Maynard primer door. priming system works perfectly. Excellent mechanics, fine bore. Complete furniture with M1855 ram rod and sling swivels. Bayonet lug for saber bayonet on right muzzle. Dark original walnut stock is unmarked except for the stock makers initials inside the mortise. No other cartouche or sub inspectors initials. Production of these rifles for the Federal Government was limited in 1861 because the Harpers Ferry Armory was taken over by forces of the Commonwealth of Virginia under General Thomas J. Jackson. There are records of the superintendent of the Armory informing General Jackson that the workers would continue to make these arms for the forces of Virginia as long as possible. The exact number is not known but it is possible that several hundred stands of arms were made without Federal Inspection for Confederate Virginia. It is quite possible this rifle was put into the hands of an early Virginia Militiaman in the Spring of 1861.

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