"MODEL 1876 MUSKET. SN 4644. Cal. 45/75. 32" rnd bbl w/ square base front sight and early style musket rear sight. Full length forend w/ left side mounted cleaning rod. Receiver has screwed on rail w/ thumb print dust cover. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut. Straight grip stock w/ carbine style buttplate. Accompanied w/ Cody firearm museum letter identifying as musket and shipped May 19th, 1879 on order 15473. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and bbl bands retain 95-98% orig. blue. Small amount of muzzle wear from a bayonet being mounted and unmounted, and a few usual nicks and dings. Receiver retains 95-98% orig. blue w/ a small rub mark on right side plate and some flaking on the dust cover, and a few of the usual light storage marks. Lever and hammer have strong visible case colors. Butt plate has visible colors but mostly silver. Wood is sound w/ only a very few minor handling and storage marks. Bbl and receiver are stamped w/ British proof marks. Action is crisp. Bore is bright and shiny as gun as seen very little use. 4-31787 BDT29 (20,000-25,000)"
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