.58 caliber, 12" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass mounts, walnut stock. Batch numbered "1" on rear of grip cap. Standard two-line US / SPRINGFIELD mark forward of hammer, tape primer door with spread-wiinged eagle motif. Rear of lock dated 1856, breech dated 1855 with usual V/P/[eagle head] proofs. Rack numbered F/49 on nocks form. Trace of inspection cartouche on counterpane. Correct three-leaf rear sight, original front sight, correct ramrod, sling swivel present on barrel band, missing sling ring from mount in butt. Includes a high-quality reproduction M1855 pistol carbine buttstock numbered "9".
Good. Metal with a mottled and oxidized brownish gray patina with scattered pinpricking and light pitting here and there. Most markings clear in metal, cartouche weak. Mechanically functional, including tape primer mechanism, but primer door catch is missing. Brass furniture with a nice, uncleaned patina. Bore good with visible rifling and moderate pitting. Stock worn and sanded, cracked through the grip and showing numerous bumps, dings and mars. Reproduction stock very good, brass with a ocher patina and showing only some scattered light handling marks.
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