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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1863 Springfield Type II shortened musket dated 1864 - $325.00

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M1863 Springfield Type II musket, dated 1864 on lock. Barrel shortened to 25", stock shortened to just in front of lower band spring. Stock shows a faint ESA cartouche opposite lock. Metal parts have a light rust patina with scattered light pitting. Original rear sight and sling swivel absent, barrel and band show solder residue from where sights may have been. Stock is cleaned, has a small crack by the lock screw, and scattered handling marks overall. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.