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Model 1861 Trenton Contract Perc. Rifle-Musket

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U.S. Model 1861 Trenton Contract Percussion Rifle-Musket, .58 cal., 40'' round barrel, hardwood stock with three barrel bands, standard sights, with ramrod. Lock is marked ''U.S. / Trenton'' and dated 1863; top of barrel is dated 1864; left side of barrel with ''V P'' markings (eagle's head is no longer visible), with additional ''N.J.'' markings. Top edge of buttplate with U.S. and ''15'' numeral. Rifle was mfg'd by J.T. Hodge and A.M. Burton at the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Co., in Trenton NJ, ca. 1863-1864, with a quantity of 11,495 produced. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces with an overall dark patina, with the exception of the lock that is slightly lighter near the U.S. Trenton marking. Stock with normal bruising and mars from age, in addition to what appears to be newer or fresher scuffs and scratches to left side of buttstock; stock shows a few light fissures around the lock, upper tang and left side retaining screw. Forward sling swivel is bent. Stock is missing metal end cap. Triggerguard is loose. Action is tight, bore is dark with nice rifling and in need of a thorough cleaning. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)

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This item is part of Firearms, Edged Weapons, & Militaria Auction
 Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | 12:00 PM  Pacific

Model 1861 Trenton Contract Perc. Rifle-Musket
Model 1861 Trenton Contract Perc. Rifle-Musket
Lot number: 509
Seller: Carol Watson's Orange Coast Auctions
Event: Firearms, Edged Weapons, & Militaria Auction
Ends: Sunday, February 11 | 12:00 PM  Pacific

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