OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.
Estimated that less than 2,000 of these arms in all variations (rifle, carbine and shotgun) were manufactured between 1855 and 1870. Offered here is a Whitney-Howard rifle-musket, the rarest of all Thunderbolt variations. In "Flayderman's" it is noted that only two rifle-muskets are known, and according to the consignor this is one of those two known examples. This is certainly a very rare post-Civil War breechloader made even rarer by the included bayonet believed to be the only known example. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
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