Conversion of an M1861 US Rifle Musket.
Cal. .58 centerfire.
The receiver shows almost 100% of its aging case color. Markings "Fogerty Rifle Co/Patented Feb 1, 1865/Boston U.S.A." are clear. All other iron components wear a mix of smooth gray and light patina. Bore is sharp and bright. Good cartridge feed mechanism and bolt action though the full cock does not hold. The stock shows no use with just gentle aging and some minor handling marks. There is a 2" grain crack right side behind rear barrel band. The walnut fillers inserted at conversion into the lock mortise and lock screw washer holes are very well done and have a good color match. Good edges. No cartouches. A letter "N" is stamped on left flat, a small "c" forward of butt plate tang, and a number "1" staped into right side at butt plate. This is an excellent example of a rare and unique American arm.

(30-1227) $6,900.00