Rare 1863 Type II Contract Rifled-Musket by Union Arms Co. New York

.58 caliber, 40" barrel. Left side of barrel marked with V P and eagle. Top of barrel and the rear of lockplate dated 1863. Also marked on the lockplate with an eagle and U.A. Co, New York. Three barrel bands with walnut stock. Left flat of stock with a cartouche R.P.B. in a rectangular box.

Condition:All metal surfaces are smooth and brown with some light pitting. Stock with a nice red opened grained look and mint cartouche along with stock maker's initials behind the triggerguard. A superb example of a rare contract musket.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500


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