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US Model 1861 Percussion Musket, S. Norris & W.T. Clement Contract for Massachus

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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>This <st1:country-region w:st="on">US</st1:country-region> model 1861 58 cal. percussion musket is one of 11,000 made by the firm of S. Norris and W.T. Clement for the government of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Massachusetts</st1:State></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The 1864 dated lock is marked “S.N & W.T.C FOR MASSACHUSETTS”.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The gun appears to be complete and original.&nbsp; The 40” barrel has a grayish patina, and it may have been buffed at some time in the past.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The other metal parts look like they have not been touched.&nbsp; The stock finish also looks original.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The sides and top of the stock are stamped with the number 12 about 1 ½” ahead of the butt plate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The inspector’s mark on the left side of the stock is faint but still visible.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The stock shows two parallel tight stress cracks about 2” long on both sides that start at the butt plate and go forward.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>There are also a couple of cracks on the sides of the wood in the area below the rear sight.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Mechanically, the hammer holds solidly at half and full cock and the nipple has not been hammered or distorted.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>In all, a nice original piece for the Civil war weapons collector.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>FFL not required.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></P>
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Cost 0
Low Estimate 1,200
High Estimate 2,500
Condition Very Good
Weight 2
Height 2
Length 2
Width 2
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