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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1863 Springfield Type I musket, altered - $495.00

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M1863 Springfield Type I musket. Dated 1863 on lock. Barrel drilled to serve as a lamp with buttstock shortened to be flat for a base. Metal parts have a dark patina overall except cleaned on lockplate and barrel breech to show markings. Nose cap, sling swivels, butt plate, ramrod, and hammer screw are absent. Nipple is broken off. Stock shows moderate wear and use with scattered moderate handling marks, small piece of wood missing at forearm tip, crack at rear of lock mortise, and two cracks by triggerguard. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.