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    U.S. M1863 .58 Caliber Percussion Rifled Musket, U.S. Springfield, 1864, Identified to "Thos J. Ellis/ Co.H/ 35th N. J. V." ID is die stamped/hand engraved at the breech. Ellis served with the regiment from September 24, 1863, to July 20, 1865. The regiment was heavily engaged throughout Georgia and North Carolina during Ellis's term of service. Interestingly the letters of the ID are die stamped, while "35th" is hand engraved, implying the die stamp kit simply did not include numbers. Unquestionably period, and we have noted this method of ID on a number of other Civil War rifled muskets through the years, all dating to the 1863/64 period. All metal smooth with gray patina, very nice. Mechanically fine with good bore. Complete and original in every respect. Wood very good just showing honest use with traces of inspector's mark. Nice gun with great ID.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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