Gun retains an even age patina overall with light surface rust and light to moderate pitting here and there. The stock has a coat of old brown paint on it. Some wood damage and a few bits missing (pictured). The bore is rusty and may not have any rifling left. Missing the nose cap. There is a repair to the original brass buttplate (pictured). No ram rod. MIssing the rear sight. The barrel has the proper T cut slot. Barrel has the proper VP eagle head proof marking that is barely visible (got some rust on it that we didn't clean off). The barrel tang is broken at the rear. Gun appears to have been shot (as in it was struck by a bullet) right at the back of the barrel which would explain the broken/missing wood and the broken barrel tang. The half cock does not work, however, the gun will got to full cock. Missing the top lock screw and escutcheon. Lock markings are clear. 1863 dated. This is an original Confederate gun that shows heavy use. Proper U marked bands. A real gun that definitely saw use, and if the damage was caused by a bullet (which it really looks like it was), a very neat historical item. We garuntee this to be a 100% original Confederate Richmond musket and NOT a reproduction or restoration. This gun is right out of our reference collection as we just realized we actually have another one.
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