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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1861 US percussion musket - $550.00

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M1861 US percussion musket. Bore measures about .595" but is rusty and does not show rifling. Original length barrel and stock. Two barrel bands, ramrod and rear sight absent. One lock bolt and escutcheon replaced. Lock and barrel breech cleaned, only a trace of the lock date remains of the markings. Has some pitting present on buttplate, lock, and barrel breech. Stock shows a good deal of wear with ramrod channel worn through behind where the rear barrel band would have been. Repaired crack to wrist. Sear spring replaced and hammer doesn't always hold properly. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.