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SPECIAL MODEL 1861 “L.G. &Y.” CONTRACT RIFLE MUSKET ~ Lamson Goodnow Yale  Guns > Rifles > Antique (Pre-1899) Rifles - Perc. Misc.
Description: This original Civil War longarm is a .58 caliber Lamson, Goodnow & Yale contract Special Model 1861, single-shot muzzleloader in good overall condition. The LG&Y musket was a product of the firm of E.G. Lamson, A. F. Goodnow, and B. B. Yale with forging facilities at Windsor, Vermont and machine shops in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Fifty thousand LG&Y longarm muzzleloaders were produced by the firm during the years 1862 thru 1864.

Iron lock plate surface wears a gray finish with moderate pitting. Distinctly different lock markings appear with each of the three years the muskets were produced. Lock markings are difficult to make out but appear to be of the first type and include a small eagle motif in front of the hammer. Plate also shows the “U.S. L. G. & Y. / WINDSOR-Vt.” (italics).” Stamped behind the hammer is the date “1862”. The forty-inch barrel wears a dark plum brown color with moderate pitting at the bolster area. Barrel has just minor scattered patches of pitting overall. Bore is dark and rifling appears almost gone. Top flat of barrel breech heavily pitted and no date remains.

Barrel has the regular two-leaf rear sight, the small blade front sight, and both sling swivels. Mechanics are strong and crisp. The dark black walnut stock appears to have been cleaned at one time and exhibits scattered scratches, minor dings and scuff marks overall. Original screws bear no evidence of buggering. Lockplate screws and washers good. Stock shows no cracks or repairs but it is missing a section of wood at the right side back of the bolster and under the hammer. Likely from the firing of the percussion caps while in service. Original buttplate, triggerguard, bands and nose cap. Butt tang marked “US”. Retains its original, steel, tulip-shaped ramrod in good condition but has most of the threaded tip missing. A good, Special Model 1861 contract rifle musket by L.G. & Y.

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Make: Unknown; PSJ & CO Warranted Lock

Model: Kentucky Long Rifle

Caliber: .40 cal Cap & Ball


Action: Perucssion

Barrel Length / Condition: 34” octagonal barrel in good condition

Ribbing (Y/N): No

Receiver Condition (ie. Bluing, Engraving, etc.): Good

Stock Condition (ie.Checkering, Wear, etc.): Good only

Fore-end Condition (ie. Checkering, Wear, etc.) Same as above

Kind of Sights (ie. Front, Rear): Fixed front blade sight, Rear buckhorn sight

Trigger/Grip: VG

Recoil Pad: Brass crescent butt plate

Overall Length: 36 1/2"


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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .55 (all)
Location: MA

Trades Accepted: Sorry, no trades, no layaway

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Item #: 960241765
Stock No.: ANTIQUE
Seller Since: Oct. 2012
Seller Level: Gold Seller +
This seller is an FFL
City: west boylston
State: MA

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