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Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 10050 Price : $1,995.00
Item : WM. MASON CONTRACT U.S. MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET
Description :
This is an original, Civil War, U.S. Model 1861 Rifle Musket of .58 caliber. This is a contract musket made by William Mason of Taunton, Massachusetts in 1864. Mason produced 30,000 rifle muskets during the war. The Model 1861 eliminated the Maynard tape primer of the earlier Model 1855 Rifle musket and was the standard U.S. Musket of the Civil War. Though Springfield production ended in 1862, production by contractors continued right through the end of the war. It served from the opening shots to the surrender at Appomattox. This rifle musket is in fine condition. It has been lightly cleaned to restore the gun to armory bright. It retains about 95% of its armory bright finish with a few brown specks and light pitting around the bolster. The musket has excellent mechanics. The bore is good. There is some pitting in a couple of places, but the rifling is strong along the barrel's length. The stock is in fine condition. It has been lightly sanded and has a few small dings from use. The cartouche is visible but faint. This is a nice example of the '61 Rifle Musket. Stock no. 27165

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