Lot 3499: 4 ALTERED U.S. MILITARY MUSKETS.

Est: $800 - $1,500
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May 9, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, US
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Description: 1) U.S. M1861 CONTRACT MUSKET BY MASON ALTERED FOR HUNTING. Cal. 58. NSN. 32 1/4" Bbl. w/ the first 2" being octagonal. Lock marked "1863" & "U.S. Wm. MASON. TAUNTON". Bolster has a stamped American eagle. Iron trigger guard, buttplate & single rear bbl. band. Shortened stock has brass tack decoration at the butt. CONDITION: bbl. & other iron parts have a dark patina. 1 Lock screw missing. No ramrod. Brass tack decoration is complete. Stock shows numerous dents, dings & abrasions but no major damage. Lock holds both full & half cock. Poor bore. (01-14442/BF). 2) U.S. M1842 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET ALTERED FOR HUNTING. Cal. 69. NSN. 33" Bbl. Lock marked w/ eagle over "US" & "SPRINGFIELD 1863". Iron trigger guard, buttplate & rear bbl. band. Shortened stock. CONDITION: bbl. & all iron parts have a dark oxidized patina. Stock shows a few dents & dings w/ stress cracks at the butt. Wood is very dirty & has blue paint splatters. No ramrod. Lock holds both full & half cock. Poor bore. (01-14455/BF). 3) U.S. M1861 CONTRACT MUSKET BY PROVIDENCE TOOL CO. ALTERED FOR HUNTING. Cal. 58. NSN. 34" Bbl. w/ the first 2 1/4" being octagonal. Lock marked "1864" & "U. (eagle) S. PROVIDENCE TOOL CO PROVIDENCE RI". Iron trigger guard, buttplate, rear bbl. band & ramrod. Shortened stock. CONDITION: bbl. has a dark patina w/ significant pitting at the breech & nipple area. Lock shows significant bluing remaining. Bbl. shows much more wear than lock indicating a possible replacement. Stock shows significant wear & some bleaching but no major damage. Lock holds full cock only & needs adjustment. Fair bore. (01-14470/BF). 4) U.S. M1816 HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION SHORTENED MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 30" Bbl. has been converted to percussion utilizing the cone in bbl. method aka "Belgian" style. Lock is marked eagle over "US" & "HARPERS FERRY 1831". Iron trigger guard, buttplate w/ "US" marking, sideplate, rear bbl. band & nosecap. Stock shows heavy wear w/ various dents, dings & gouges. Proofs & cartouches can barely be seen near the sideplate. Just behind the trigger guard there is an "MS" stamp indicating use by the state of Massachusetts. CONDITION: iron has a dark patina w/ significant pitting around the nipple. No ramrod. Musket shows uniform age & was shortened many years ago. Lock holds both full & half cock. Poor bore. (01-14479/BF). ALL ANTIQUE. $800-1500 for lot.
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* Shipping cost: Whatever the cost is from the carrier. All ammunition firearms (including antiques) are shipped with adult signature required. Any item(s) shipped with a value of $1000.00 and up is shipped with signature required.
POLICIES:
* Shipping does not begin until the following Friday. This is a multiple day event that covers our preview, our auction and James D. Julia's Auction, because of this, shipping cannot start until both auctions are done.
* Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money.
* We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel an item is too fragile or bulky for us to handle.
* We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs but please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.
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