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M1861 New Jersey contract Trenton musket - $950.00

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M1861 New Jersey contract Trenton musket. Dated 1863 on lock, partial date on barrel, faint barrel proofs, and bold NJ mark on side of barrel. Stock has numeral 62 opposite lock with faint NJ cartouche, numeral 9 in left side of butt and 61 in right side of butt. Metal parts are smooth with a medium patina and some pitting in the barrel breech area. Muzzle of barrel has a worn spot in front of the sight. Stock was lightly refinished, shows a few scattered handling marks and some minor chipping in the ramrod channel. Nipple is a modern replacement. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.