"MODEL 1873 MUSKET. SN 571160B. Cal. 44 WCF. Usual 30" round bbl with square base front sight, and military style ladder rear sight. Long musket style forend retained by three bbl bands. The center band equipped with standard sling swivel. Mounted in straight grain uncheckered American walnut with carbine style butt-plate with trap door, housing 5-pc steel cleaning rod. Toe line has standard inlet sling swivel and base. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Rifle shows to have been used very little and retains most all of it's orig factory finish. There are numerous nicks, dings, and scratches to both the wood and metal. Lever and hammer have virtually all of their fine bright case colors. There are a few tiny areas of flaking on receiver; most of the blemishes come from rack marks or improper care during storage. Butt-plate even has some strong visible color. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33866 BDT223 (4,500-6,500)"
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