Here's a great skirmish rifle at an unbelievable price.This original M1861 "Special" is all original with the exception of the ramrod. It comes with an original barrel complete with original front and rear sights (pictured separately) AND and custom match-grade rifle made by Dan Whitacre (shown installed in the stock) all for a price that's less than the cost of a reproduction!
The stock is in good shape with some minor handling marks and one repaired crack behind the tail of the lock plate. The original inspector's cartouches are still visible, but faint.
The lock is a nice, early (1862) LG&Y with a nice even patina and good markings. The hammer holds solid on both full and half cock.
The custom Whitacre barrel is near mint and features custom-machined Rich Cross front and rear sights. The bore is about mint with great rifling. The original barrel, also included with the gun, features original front and rear sights in good working condition and nice stamps at the breech. The bore is fair with strong rifling and scattered pitting.
The furniture is all original and in good shape. The ramrod is a quality reproduction.
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