Original U.S. Civil War 1863 Bridesburg Musket
Original Item: Only One Available. Well, amazing things still happen, brought in by a customer who, as a boy, really did find this original old Civil war musket in a barn!
The percussion lock is marked BRIDESBURG and is dated 1863 with the Federal eagle insignia still visible.
The barrel measures 31.5 inches in length. Front and rear sights are absent and where both were located is still apparent. The wood full stock comes to 3 inches of the barrel's muzzle and the stock retains the original steel nose cap.
The barrel was secured by two barrel bands, the lower of which is now missing, however the spring retainers for both bands are still present. All steel trigger guard, butt plate and steel ramrod still in place. This would have been referred to as a short musket for use of sappers and artillerymen.
The stock is in good shape, however, perhaps some Union soldier customized the butt with a carving of his dog on one side and a bird on the other side, making this a quaint bit of Civil War folk art.
A complete sleeper, masses of character and masses of pitting but still an original Civil war musket still in the correct military configuration with a lot of charm even after over 100 years of neglect.
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