Model 1861 Springfield Musket and Bayonet, c. 1862, walnut stock with double cartouche on left side, steel lock marked U.S./SPRINGFIELD, and dated 1862, breech of barrel marked 1862, with a V/P, bayonet marked on the base of the blade with a U.S, barrel lg. 40, overall lg. 58 in.
Provenance: With this musket is a mid-20th century letter stating that it was carried in the Civil War by Carlos Clinton Tracy, Company D, 14th Connecticut Regiment, and carried this musket at the battle.
Stock has a few dings and nicks, steel parts on gun have a dark patina, as does the bayonet.
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