OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Manufactured under a July of 1861 contract, with delivery of 10,000 rifles completed in 1864. "1863" dated lock and barrel. Serial number "3559" marked on the barrel tang. Includes saber bayonet with a 22 1/2 inch polished steel blade marked "COLLINS & CO" in an arch above "HARTFORD/CONN." on the ricasso and "9124" on the flat of the brass hilt, and leather scabbard with brass ends.
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