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Excellent 1863 Dated Civil War Military Rifle by William Mason of Taunton, Massachusetts
Item #: A6031
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This is a beautiful and crisp example of the U.S. model 1861 Civil War military rifle. This is the classic style that was a mainstay of the Civil War soldiers during the War. This one was made by the firm owned by William Mason. The lockplate has his maker mark along with the production location of Taunton, Massachusetts. It also has the crystal clear production date of 1863 behind the hammer. William Mason only made 30,000 of these guns for the government during the Civil War. The action of the lockplate mechanics works perfectly on all positions. The barrel is full-length with a beautiful look. It has the original front and rear sights intact. When these guns came from the factory they were shipped bright except for the rear sight which was blued. This rear sight still retains a superb amount of the original bluing. At the breech of the barrel it has the correct inspector proof mark to go along with the matching 1863 production date. The bore of the gun still has clear lands and grooves and is bright. The gun has both of the original sling swivels present and they still pivot. In the channel underneath the barrel it has the original ramrod present and it is also in superb shape. The stock of the gun is a beautiful example of Civil War craftsmanship. It has fine sharp corners with a furniture grade grain to the walnut wood with a few small wear and use markings. This is fantastic weapon that any collector would be proud to have in his collection. ' ""


Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$2,650.00 USD

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