Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1137: Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket with Peace Flask

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Percussion Rifle-Musket with "Peace Flask"

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Percussion Rifle-Musket with "Peace Flask"

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1861-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 433
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 113
Class: Antique

These Colt rifle-muskets were manufactured throughout the Civil War under contract with the Union and state governments. An estimated 100,000 were manufactured by the end of the war. This model is based on the Enfield Pattern 1853 and has many features incorporated in the Springfield Model 1863. This 1863 dated example has the standard markings and features. It is accompanied by a "Peace Flask" with "BATTY," "1850," and "T.P.C." markings on the top. These flasks were introduced in 1837 for U.S. riflemen and were manufactured by Batty in 1847-1858.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall with a coat of protective varnish throughout crisp markings, and minimal handling and storage type wear overall. Mechanically excellent. The flask is very good and has an attractive aged patina, some mild dents, somewhat worn designs, frozen spout, and good spring.

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