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    Unique Steel Nail Decorated U.S. Springfield Model 1861 Percussion Musket. .58 caliber, 40-inch barrel with three steel bands [front sight missing]. Rear sight with aftermarket ladder type rear sight. Breech marked: "V/P". Lockplate marked "U.S. Springfield/1864". Walnut stock with steel furniture. Steel ramrod with tulip tip. Left side of stock at breech inlaid with nail design being a Maltese cross in a circle. Left side of stock with carved initials "ORC". Right side of buttstock with inlaid nail design of an arrow over a cross in a circle and initials "ORC" . Brass capped wooden muzzle plug.

    Condition: Fair. Metal showing a dark age patina with scattered pitting overall. Wood with heavy wear, dents, blemishes and hairline cracks. Action needing repair as hammer will not stay cocked.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg. To view the other lots from this collection, click here.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    10th Sunday
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