This M1863 is all original and in excellent shape. The stock and hardware both have a great patina with minimal rust and pitting.
The lock is in excellent condition with crisp legible stamps. The hammer holds solid on both full and half cock.
The barrel is in good shape. The VP and Eagle and date stamps are crisp and legible. The barrel is full length and both front and rear sights are intact and in good condition. The bore is very good with strong rifling and only minor "frost pitting" here and there.
The stock is in great condtion. There are no chips or rotten spots anywhere.
The furniture is all original and with an excellent patina. The original nipple is in excellent condition. The ramrod is an American-made reproduction.
This '63 would be a great addition to anyone's US musket collection.