Original U.S. Civil War M1861 Mason Contract Rifled .58 Cal Percussion Musket - Dated 1864
Original Item: Only One Available. The Model 1861 was the primary musket at the start of the Civil War. Musket was designed as a single shot .58 cal. rifled muzzleloader featuring iron buttplate, "C" shaped hammer, bolster with clean out screw, two leaf sight, iron trigger guard, three flat barrel bands held in place with springs, two strap hooks on middle band and trigger guard, tulip head ramrod with bulged shank and threaded end, iron nose cap.
Springfield Armory supervised the manufacturing and distribution of the Model 1861 musket. In order to fulfill shortages, production was sub-contracted to a number of private manufacturers, William Mason, of Taunton, Massachusetts, produced 30,000 muskets under the subcontract. Lock is marked "1864" behind the hammer, with eagle and "US / WM. MASON. / TAUNTON." in front. Barrel is marked "VP". Butt plate is marked "US". Three bands each marked "U", barrel length 40in.
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