F1 Model 1861 Bridesburg Contract Rifle Musket, dated 1862
Attic Fresh Model 1861 manufactured by Alfred Jenks & Son of Bridesburg Machine Works. Nice chocolate brown attic patina, uncleaned and unaltered. The lock is mechanically perfect, the rear sight has broken leaves that have clearly been missing for a very long time. Clear VP Eagle stamp in barrel, date on top of the barrel is obscured by pitting. Bore is dark with rifling remaining. Stock is in nice condition with a sliver missing near the front barrel band. Clear cartouche under the top lock screw, and a faint cartouche on the bottom of the stock in front of the trigger guard. The front band spring is broken and has been for ages, it could easily be replaced but I've chosen to leave it as is. Nice original ramrod. This musket has a great untouched look and definitely saw some action.
F2 Colt Model 1860 Army, .44 with Matching numbers 1862 date
Nice model 1860 Army with matching numbers, dating to 1862. Visible remnant of waves on cylinder scene, with Colt patent marking. Nice cartouche visible on left side of the wooden grip. The action is smooth and mechanically perfect. There is a nipple missing from the cylinder. Overall a very nice example of a war issued Colt Army.
F3 Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine .58, 1856 date
Rare 1855 Pistol Carbine by Springfield Armory. Only 4,021 were manufactured between 1855 and 1857. Originally issued with a detachable stock, it was intended that the cavalry use it as a pistol while mounted, and as a carbine with the stock affixed while on foot. Measuring 18" long, this one has a flawlessly functioning Maynard priming system. The eagle and Springfield markings are present but faint on the lockplate, which is typical of these pistols. VP and Eagle proof marks are visible on the barrel. The stock has some old initials carved into it. There appears to be a very well done wrist repair to the stock that is nearly invisible. Rear sight is missing. Bore is dark with rifling present but faint. Overall a nice example of a rare weapon, and this one saw some definite use in the field.