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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1861 US Bridesburg contract musket - $550.00

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M1861 US Bridesburg contract musket, dated 1863 on lock. Stock restored with original wood from lower barrel band forward. Barrel restored to original length with about 2" of non-original barrel at muzzle. Reproduction rear sight and replacement ramrod that is 31-3/4" long. Metal parts have a light to medium patina overall with scattered light pitting. Stock is battered with a coin-sized mortise opposite the lock, some evidence of wood filler behind the lower barrel band and a small piece of wood replaced by nose cap. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.