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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
US M1861 musket - $450.00

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M1861 US civil war musket. Original length barrel, stock shortened to middle barrel band. Bore does not show rifling and there is a rod stuck in the barrel. Upper two bands, ramrod, and rear sight are absent. Lock screws are replacements, and one screw is missing from the buttplate, band spring, and lock screw escutcheons are missing. Barrel and triggerguard are in fair to good condition with some scattered pitting. Lock and buttplate are heavily pitted and may have been dug. Stock has initials AMJ lightly carved in left side of butt and AR lightly engraved on right side of butt and comb of butt. Wood has been sanded smooth, showing chipping around the mortises, and some straight grain cracks at the buttplate, lock mortise, and near the lock screws. Hammer is frozen. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.