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Austrian M1854 Lorenz musket, altered to cadet style musket - $350.00

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Austrian M1854 Lorenz musket, altered to cadet style musket. Marked on lock with Austrian eagle and date 860 (1860). Smoothbore. Barrel shortened to 30" with stock shortened to two-band style with US M1864 style barrel bands, sideplate removed and changed to US style escutcheons, and buttstock thinned and lightened. Metal parts have untouched medium storage rust overall. Ramrod absent. Stock is good, showing typical handling after conversion, with a little sliver missing from the ramrod channel. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.