|M1863 Springfield Type I percussion musket - $650.00|
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M1863 Springfield Type I percussion musket, dated 1863 on lock. Gun was turned into a lamp, with a hole in the bottom of the barrel in front of the forearm cap, a hole in the stock just below where the ramrod enters, and about 1/2" removed from the butt to make it flat to sit on a base. Metal parts are all medium patina with little pitting except lock which was cleaned and shows light granular pitting. Stock is good, showing average wear and use, cracked by front of triggerguard and in the wrist. Nipple is broken off. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.