.58 caliber, 40" round barrel retained by three barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Springfield marked lock dated 1858, barrel dated 1859 with usual V/P/eaglehead proof marks. A transitional gun with brass nosecap and correct 1858 pattern rear sight. Retains both sling swivels and tulip-head, swelled shank ramrod. Includes a US M1855 pattern socket bayonet marked US/J on the ricasso.
Good to very good. Metal with a dull pewter patina, with some scattered oxidation. Mechanically functional lock, including Maynard tape priming system. Rear sight retains some blue. All markings remain crisp on the metal. Good bore with crisp rifling and some scattered pitting. Stock solid and ;full-length. Stock sanded, with the sharp edges rounded. No cartouches present on counterpane. Bayonet very good.
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