.58 caliber, 38" round barrel secured by three spring retained barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, correctly measuring 50". Standard Springfield lock markings, dated 1859, barrel with weak matching date. Standard proofs at breech. No visible cartouche on counterpane. Correct 1858 pattern rear sight, original front sight/bayonet lug. Retains the original sling swivels and correct pattern ramrod. Only 2,501 of these "cadet" rifle musket were produced ca 1858-1860 and they are very difficult to find on today's collector market.
Very good. Metal lightly cleaned to bright, leaving the barrel date weak. Metal smooth with some scattered minor pinpricking. Mechanically functional, tape priming mechanism complete and fully functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Stock solid with scattered bumps, dings and mars.
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