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May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023
“As Found” 1863 Dated Richmond Rifle Muskets
This is a very good complete and original survivor of the standard production Richmond Armory rifle musket.
Standard configuration, all Confederate made with rarely discernible “1863” dated barrel. 56″ Overall, 40″ VP / eaglehead proofs & “1863” at breech, original Richmond 3 position 2 leaf rear sight, fixed front sight/bayonet lug, brass butt plate, brass nose cap, original Richmond tapered ramrod. Forging flaws evident near muzzle which is characteristic of Richmond manufacture. Lock is dated “1863” at tail & “C.S. / RICHMOND, VA” forward of hammer.Barrel bands are Richmond manufacture with large “U” stamped haphazardly not aligned with springs as seen on Richmond production.
Though this is the most common Confederate manufactured long arm, it is difficult to find 100% original and matching survivors such as this with original Confederate canvas sling.