A U.S. Model 1861 contract rifle-musket by Savage Fire Arms Company
with New Jersey surcharge
The 32 1/4 inch .58 caliber barrel has been professionally shortened during period of use and fitted with cylindrical front sight. Breech retains original rear sight and is variously marked 1863/24/V/P/eaglehead/NJ. Lock with standard markings and dated 1863. Iron furniture. Walnut stock with New Jersey surcharge N.J. opposite lock and stamped 70 behind the triggerguard tang.
Condition: Very good as altered. Grey metal showing sharp markings and some areas of staining. Stock with scattered light marks and with chips on either side of barrel tang.