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    Colt 1861 Special Model Contract .58 Caliber Percussion Rifled Musket. .58 caliber. 40" round barrel with standard sights. Lock plate marked "U.S. COLT'S PT. F. A. Mfg. Co./ HARTFORD Ct" and dated "1863". Faint inspector's cartouches on the left side of the stock near the wrist. Correct proof marks on the breech. Metal surfaces with a smooth gray patina with just some typical pitting at the breech. Rear sight leaf lacking. Barrel bands are correct original replacements with 100% original blue. Wood just shows honest wear and use with nice inspectors' cartouches. Bore worn nearly smooth, else in excellent mechanical condition. A good representative example of this very desirable Civil War M1861 Special Contract musket and very desirable with the 1863 date.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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