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Original P.S. Justice 3-Band Rifled Musket, .69cal (1861)



 
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Original P.S. Justice 3-Band Rifled Musket, .69cal (1861)

This original Civil War artifact is a .69 caliber percussion rifled musket 'manufactured' in 1861 by the Philadelphia firm of P. S. Justice. Philip S. Justice purchased weapons from various contractors in American and Europe, many of which were then stamped with Justice's mark and sold to the Federal Government. This musket is In very good overall condition, one of almost 2,200 muskets contracted by P. S. Justice early in the war to meet the needs of the Union army and his deliveries were among the fastest from any American arms producer during the war.

This single-shot muzzleloader is the P.S. Justice Second Type model that has brass mountings (likely from Lehman) including a patchbox (likely a Sharps) and brass barrel bands, no barrel springs and the distinctive double-curved brass triggerguard. Most likely this is a J. Henry & Sons musket that was sold to Justice and stamped with the Justice mark. Round barrel measures 39” long and is fitted to a black walnut one piece stock. Barrel is missing the two-piece rear leaf sight but does have the front sight. Barrel surface has a beautiful chocolate-brown patina with significant pitting at the rear of the barrel, obscuring the barrel stamp "P.S. JUSTICE / PHILADA". Lockplate has the "P.S. JUSTICE / PHILADA" stamp and has the same matching chocolate-brown patina, as is the high-spur hammer and nipple bolster. Mechanics are strong. No proof marks visible. No cartouches. Walnut stock surface is light and appears uncleaned with a consistent patina overall. A seldom seen P. S. Justice contract .69 caliber rifled musket with character.

Here is an original, 1864-dated M1861 .58 caliber “Trenton Contract” percussion rifle-musket in very good condition overall. The rifled musket was a product of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Company of Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1863-64 and was sold to the State of New Jersey under contract. The firm also had contracts with the U.S. government as well and produced some 11,500 weapons for the army.

Musket retains its original stock, original iron nipple and bolster screw, swell-shaped ramrod, barrel bands, and swivel sling hooks. The 40” long barrel has a browned surface and exhibits moderate pitting at the breech. Barrel, lockplate, butt plate, bands, retaining springs, trigger guard, rear sight, and ramrod all wear a pleasing, smooth plum brown color. Lock plate is stamped “U. S. / TRENTON” in front of the hammer and “1864” stamped behind hammer. A spreadwinged eagle motif is stamped on plate between hammer and bolster. Lockplate patina matches the gun; has nice stampings, with light peppering. Steel butt plate strongly stamped with “U S.” Musket also exhibits sub-inspector marks on some components.

Barrel has the original two-leaf rear sight and small blade front sight. All barrel bands present. Middle band secures one sling swivel while the triggerguard has the 2nd swivel. Bore has no rifling with areas of light pitting overall. Barrel date stamp on the top flat is pitted away. All screws are good condition with light buggering. Government proof marks “V / P / eaglehead” on left facet of the breech are clear and visible. Mechanics are crisp. Black walnut stock is in very good untouched condition. Stock shows slightly rounded edge contours and has two government cartouches above the triggerguard. A partial identification is stamped into the left flat and reads “A. M. BURT.” No information or research done on Burt as yet. No cracks or breaks in the wood save dings and dents from use and storage. Retains its swelled shank steel ramrod with its tulip-head and threaded tip in very good condition.

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Here is an original, 1864-dated M1861 .58 caliber “Trenton Contract” percussion rifle-musket in very good condition overall. The rifled musket was a product of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Company of Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1863-64 and was sold to the State of New Jersey under contract. The firm also had contracts with the U.S. government as well and produced some 11,500 weapons for the army.

Musket retains its original stock, original iron nipple and bolster screw, swell-shaped ramrod, barrel bands, and swivel sling hooks. The 40” long barrel has a browned surface and exhibits moderate pitting at the breech. Barrel, lockplate, butt plate, bands, retaining springs, trigger guard, rear sight, and ramrod all wear a pleasing, smooth plum brown color. Lock plate is stamped “U. S. / TRENTON” in front of the hammer and “1864” stamped behind hammer. A spreadwinged eagle motif is stamped on plate between hammer and bolster. Lockplate patina matches the gun; has nice stampings, with light peppering. Steel butt plate strongly stamped with “U S.” Musket also exhibits sub-inspector marks on some components.

Barrel has the original two-leaf rear sight and small blade front sight. All barrel bands present. Middle band secures one sling swivel while the triggerguard has the 2nd swivel. Bore has no rifling with areas of light pitting overall. Barrel date stamp on the top flat is pitted away. All screws are good condition with light buggering. Government proof marks “V / P / eaglehead” on left facet of the breech are clear and visible. Mechanics are crisp. Black walnut stock is in very good untouched condition. Stock shows slightly rounded edge contours and has two government cartouches above the triggerguard. A partial identification is stamped into the left flat and reads “A. M. BURT.” No information or research done on Burt as yet. No cracks or breaks in the wood save dings and dents from use and storage. Retains its swelled shank steel ramrod with its tulip-head and threaded tip in very good condition.

- See more at: http://www.horsesoldier.com/products/firearms/lon...

Here is an original, 1864-dated M1861 .58 caliber “Trenton Contract” percussion rifle-musket in very good condition overall. The rifled musket was a product of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Company of Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1863-64 and was sold to the State of New Jersey under contract. The firm also had contracts with the U.S. government as well and produced some 11,500 weapons for the army.

Musket retains its original stock, original iron nipple and bolster screw, swell-shaped ramrod, barrel bands, and swivel sling hooks. The 40” long barrel has a browned surface and exhibits moderate pitting at the breech. Barrel, lockplate, butt plate, bands, retaining springs, trigger guard, rear sight, and ramrod all wear a pleasing, smooth plum brown color. Lock plate is stamped “U. S. / TRENTON” in front of the hammer and “1864” stamped behind hammer. A spreadwinged eagle motif is stamped on plate between hammer and bolster. Lockplate patina matches the gun; has nice stampings, with light peppering. Steel butt plate strongly stamped with “U S.” Musket also exhibits sub-inspector marks on some components.

Barrel has the original two-leaf rear sight and small blade front sight. All barrel bands present. Middle band secures one sling swivel while the triggerguard has the 2nd swivel. Bore has no rifling with areas of light pitting overall. Barrel date stamp on the top flat is pitted away. All screws are good condition with light buggering. Government proof marks “V / P / eaglehead” on left facet of the breech are clear and visible. Mechanics are crisp. Black walnut stock is in very good untouched condition. Stock shows slightly rounded edge contours and has two government cartouches above the triggerguard. A partial identification is stamped into the left flat and reads “A. M. BURT.” No information or research done on Burt as yet. No cracks or breaks in the wood save dings and dents from use and storage. Retains its swelled shank steel ramrod with its tulip-head and threaded tip in very good condition.

- See more at: http://www.horsesoldier.com/products/firearms/lon...

Here is an original, 1864-dated M1861 .58 caliber “Trenton Contract” percussion rifle-musket in very good condition overall. The rifled musket was a product of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Company of Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1863-64 and was sold to the State of New Jersey under contract. The firm also had contracts with the U.S. government as well and produced some 11,500 weapons for the army.

Musket retains its original stock, original iron nipple and bolster screw, swell-shaped ramrod, barrel bands, and swivel sling hooks. The 40” long barrel has a browned surface and exhibits moderate pitting at the breech. Barrel, lockplate, butt plate, bands, retaining springs, trigger guard, rear sight, and ramrod all wear a pleasing, smooth plum brown color. Lock plate is stamped “U. S. / TRENTON” in front of the hammer and “1864” stamped behind hammer. A spreadwinged eagle motif is stamped on plate between hammer and bolster. Lockplate patina matches the gun; has nice stampings, with light peppering. Steel butt plate strongly stamped with “U S.” Musket also exhibits sub-inspector marks on some components.

Barrel has the original two-leaf rear sight and small blade front sight. All barrel bands present. Middle band secures one sling swivel while the triggerguard has the 2nd swivel. Bore has no rifling with areas of light pitting overall. Barrel date stamp on the top flat is pitted away. All screws are good condition with light buggering. Government proof marks “V / P / eaglehead” on left facet of the breech are clear and visible. Mechanics are crisp. Black walnut stock is in very good untouched condition. Stock shows slightly rounded edge contours and has two government cartouches above the triggerguard. A partial identification is stamped into the left flat and reads “A. M. BURT.” No information or research done on Burt as yet. No cracks or breaks in the wood save dings and dents from use and storage. Retains its swelled shank steel ramrod with its tulip-head and threaded tip in very good condition.

- See more at: http://www.horsesoldier.com/products/firearms/lon...
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