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    Civil War M1854/62 Austrian Lorenz .58 Caliber Percussion Rifle with the Original Bayonet and Sling. Large quantities of these well made and accurate weapons were purchased by both sides during the Civil War, this being an exceptional example. All metal smooth and clean with a nice light untouched patina, just some very minor salt and peppering in the breech area. Numerous proof marks scattered about and many parts bear the number 36. "W. (H) Schuert" in a single die stamp on top of the barrel at breech. Correct and original in every respect, including the long range rear sight and brass shimmed ramrod. Wood excellent with dark untouched patina, initials A. M. neatly carved behind the side plate and 4 notches neatly cut on the comb. There is an old age crack on the bottom section of the butt stock with no loss of wood, detracts little and easily repaired. Typical figured wood generally found on these rifles. Four sided angular socket bayonet about perfect with same light patina as the gun. Sling also perfect, marked US. Mechanically perfect, rifled bore excellent. Very fine untouched example of this heavily used Civil War rifle.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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