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M1863 US Bridesburg percussion rifled musket - $950.00

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M1863 US Bridesburg percussion rifled musket. Good lock markings, eagle bolster, and barrel proofs. "IN" stamping opposite lock attributed to the Irish Nationalist Fenian Brotherhood group that attempted a violent rebellion to create an Irish state near the US/Canada border. Metal parts have an attractive patina overall with some pitting in the barrel breech area. Missing the 300 and 500 yard leaves from the rear sight. Stock is very good, showing light wear overall, has some minor nicks in the ramrod channel, and scattered handling marks overall. Generally has a very attractive, honestly used appearance. Barrel has a hole ground through it near the muzzle. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.