Here is a great, all original Colt musket. This Colt is in good shape. All the hardware, including the lock and the barrel, is in great shape with good, legible stamps with no rust or pitting.
The lock functions perfectly on both full and half cock. The barrel is good with original front and rear sights. The breech stamps are good but the eagle on the bolster is no barely visible and the date is gone. The bore features strong rifling and some scattered pitting.
The furniture is all original and all matching with no rust or pitting.
The stock is sound, with only one small "drying crack found at the tail of the lock plate; a feature common to many M1861 Special muskets. This crack is cosmetic only and would not be affected by use.