.58 caliber, 8.5" round barrel, NSN. Brass barrel band with integral sideplate, brass backstrap with integral butt cap. Brass blade front sight. Replaced rammer. Left side of stock shows worn cartouches. Lockplate marked "US/H.ASTON" forward of lockplate. Rear of lockplate marked "MIDDtn/CONN./1847". Additional inspector markings on backstrap and trigger guard.
Poor. Barrel finish has taken on a dark gunmetal coloration with some scattered pitting. Brass barrel band has verdigris throughout. Brass parts have a dull luster. Stock numerous marks from handling and use, including a 1" crack rear of sideplate. Bore is fair; dark overall with some pitting. Could clean to better. Mechanically fine.
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