This is a nice example of a contract model 1861 by Edward Robinson of New York, New York. He delivered 30,000 stands of arms beginning in 1863. This one has has is in very nice condition and has minimal pitting on the metal components. The stock is free of cracks and has just minor handling marks. The bore is very good condition and would rate as an A with one small pitted spot in a grove, approximately .5'' long. The ramrod is full length with threading on the end as well. The flip site still exhibits its blued finish. Opposite of the lock is the standard VP and Eagle. The matching 1863 barrel date is present, but worn. 


Every Civil War collection should have a m1861 and this would be a lovely example to include. It would be an excellent shooter or living history piece without spending $2,000+ at other dealers.

$1,700 shipped