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1864 Colt Rifle

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by stonfre, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. stonfre

    stonfre New Member

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    Hi all.
    I have an extensive collection, but not much knowledge. I will post One Gun at a time.
    Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks for your interest, and thanks for any assistance.
    1864 Colt Rifle, I will post 8 pics....

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    stonfre New Member

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    1864 Colt Rifle 2

    4 more pics..

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    I combined your two threads into one thread with two posts to keep the pictures together. :)
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    Hi stonfre.....welcome to TFF! :)

    Well, looks like you've got a rather special firearm here.....literally!

    You have what's known as a Colt Model 1861 Special Musket, also known as the Special Model 1861 Contract Rifle-Musket. These were made from 1861 to 1865 and about 152,000 were made....of which Colt made about 75 to 100,000.

    Yours was made in 1864, as indicated by the date on the lock.

    Here's some interesting info on your gun:

    http://www.antiquearmsinc.com/colt-1861-special-contract-musket.htm

    According to Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, yours is wortrh:

    Very Good - $1,400
    Excellent - $3,500
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