Please check your local laws for restrictions before bidding on this antique Civil War black-powder firearm. This black powder rifle is currently exempt from Federal restrictions so no FFL is required but you must be at least 18 years of age to bid on this.
Thank you for taking the time to view my auction. This is an all original and 100% fully functional .58 caliber, US Model 1863 Type I Springfield rifle musket.
It has a 40” barrel with the original front sight and 2 leaf rear sight (some call it a 3 leaf rear sight), VP eagle head proofs on the left side of the 1863 dated barrel. Has the original 2 sling swivels, 3 oval clamp barrel bands that are each stamped with a letter U, the correct ramrod, and US marked buttplate. The lockplate has U.S. Springfield and the eagle with an 1864 date. It also has the correct Model 1863 hammer and nipple. The wood has no visible cartouches.
The original bright finish on the metal has sporadic patches of smooth brown patina. The rifleing is strong and the bore has some minor pitting but is very shootable.
All screws are in nice condition with NO "buggered up" screw slots.
The wood has the normal small dings and marks of actual Civil War useage.The grain on the r.h. side of the stock has a split in it although it does not go through to the othr side of the stock(see pictures) nor does it prevent the rifle from being used. This grain split is easily repairable if one wishes to do so. There is a small 2 inch chip of wood missing in the ramrod channel near the middle of the forend wood. This musket is very useable and has been fired by me on a number of occassions. This is a good, honest example of a Civil War weapon that saw action during the War.
Please notice my $25.00 shipping, insurance, and handling charge which is in ADDITTION to your bid on this rifle and take that in to consideration when entering your maximum bid that you are willing to place.
Any questions feel free to e-mail me. I offer a 3 day inspection period from the time this musket has been signed for and will refund ALL costs including shipping/insurance, if you are not 100% satisfied with this item. This item as well as all of my items run for the entire duration of the auction and I will not cancel prior to the ending date and time so please do not ask me to do so. I accept personal checks [72 business hour clearance] or money orders. This antique Civil War era rifle can only be shipped to a person 18 years or older. I ship UPS only due to my time constraints and work schedule. My shipments are packed with care and are extremely secure to withstand most any handling abuse. Please note that for your protection and my protection, an adult signature confirmation is required upon delivery. This prevents the package from being left on your porch and possibly disappearing if you're not home at time of delivery. Shipping and insurance is $25.00 to the lower 48 states.
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