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M1863 US Bridesburg Needham conversion rifle - $550.00

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M1863 US Bridesburg musket, converted to breech loader with Needham conversion. Desirable "IN" marking opposite lock, associated with the Irish Nationalist Fenian Brotherhood raids on British Canada. Stock not cut. Metal parts are complete except absent ramrod, in good condition overall with light patina. Stock shows fire damage overall, primarily in front of lower band. Firing pin is present, but the original tip is absent. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.