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Lot 3315: Civil War Colt U.S. Contract Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket

Exceptional Civil War U.S. Colt U.S. Special Model 1861 Contract Percussion Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: September 9, 2018

Lot 3315: Civil War Colt U.S. Contract Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket

Exceptional Civil War U.S. Colt U.S. Special Model 1861 Contract Percussion Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: September 9, 2018

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Exceptional Civil War U.S. Colt U.S. Special Model 1861 Contract Percussion Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1861
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 728
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 130
Class: Antique
Description:

Around 75,000 of these rifle-muskets were manufactured by Colt during the Civil War partially based on the British Pattern 1853 "Enfield" rifle-muskets. This "1863" dated rifle-musket has the standard markings and features, but it is far from a standard example; it is truly exceptional and essentially as issued!

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus overall, as issued, with only minor handling and storage marks and some scattered small spots visible. The excellent plus stock retains crisp edges and has only limited small scratches and pressure marks. The markings are all crisp including the "DAP" and "JT" cartouches, and it remains mechanically excellent.



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