U.S. Springfield Model 1861 Rifle Musket with Bayonet

.58 caliber. 40" barrel secured by three flat, spring-retained bands. SN: NSN. Bright finish, iron furniture, walnut stock. Lock with standard Springfield markings and dated “1862” at tail. Barrel with weak “V/P/{Eagle Head}” at the breech and no visible date. No cartouches visible on counterpane, a rack number that appears to read “C / 20” is stamped into the stock comb. Buttplate tang stamped “US”, barrel bands marked “U”. 1861 pattern rear sight, combination front sight/socket bayonet lug and correct tulip head, swelled-shank ramrod. Retains both sling swivels. Includes an Indian War period Trapdoor rifle sling made from two Civil War period slings sewn together and a correct US Model 1855 socket bayonet marked “US” on the ricasso with the blade shortened to 14". 


Good. Metal with a mostly dull pewter patina, lock markings clear, barrel markings weak. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and light pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate oxidation, some pitting and strong rifling. Stock sanded with rounded edges and scattered bumps, dings and mars. Sling and bayonet both about good as well, with bayonet blade shortened as noted.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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