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Springfield Model 1855 Rifle Musket

.58 caliber, 40" barrel secured by three flat barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings, dated 1858 at tail. Breech of barrel re-dated to match and with the standard V/P/[eagle head] inspection marks. Maynard patent lock complete, US M1855 pattern long range rear sight, musket front sight/bayonet lug, swelled shank, tulip head ramrod. Includes a US M1855 pattern socket bayonet marked US at the ricasso with a replaced screw in the locking ring.

Condition:

Good to very good. Metal cleaned to bright, markings clear, breech date re-stamped. Some light pitting around the breech, polished out on the nocksform. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Stock with scattered dings and bruises, some chipping and repairs around the breech plug tang and some slivers missing from the ramrod channel. Bayonet with a mottled and oxidized patina.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,350
10/31/2018

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