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US M1861 Special Model musket by LG&Y, 1864 - $325.00

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US M1861 Special Model musket by LG&Y, as marked on lock, dated 1864. 33" "artillery style" barrel. Metal parts are partially cleaned with scattered pitting. Stock shortened to two-band style, has NJ mark opposite lock, one band and rear sight are absent. Butt has been shortened and lightened for sporting use. Wood shows marks from use, has some minor chips in the ramrod channel and a small piece of wood missing left of the barrel tang. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.