One of the 100,000 SM1861s made by Samuel Colt during the American Civil War. Made from Enfield machinery, the “Special Model 1861” was sold to the U.S. Government as exhibiting the best of both the Enfield and Springfield rifled muskets.
Great weapon, great patina, GREAT price! All metal surfaces have beautiful chocolate brown patina demonstrating that this weapon is still in the original condition as it was 156 years ago, and not professionally cleaned. Lock is stamped in three lines forward of the hammer “U.S./COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO./HARTFORD CT.” Behind the hammer is “1862.” Top of barrel is stamped with “VP” and eagle head. Barrel bands are stamped with “U” and tang of buttplate has “US.” Eagle stamped on bolster. Side of barrel is stamped with the inspector’s intials “F.C.” followed by “STEEL”. All stampings are readable. Wood is in good condition with typical signs of wear and tear expected from use, again demonstrating the prolific use of this musket during the American Civil War. Action is crisp and works well. All screw heads are in great shape. Original ramrod is present and matches the barrel in condition. Bore is dusty but retains its rifling.
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- Due to state law in New Jersey, we are unable to ship firearms there.
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