Lot 494
Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle-Musket
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Type IV, walnut stock with inspector's cartouche "PB" on left side flat; .58 caliber 33 in. barrel dated 1864 on top at breech with additional V / P / eagle head proof marks to left, front and rear sights; lockplate marked FAYETTEVILLE to fore, eagle / C.S.A. below hammer, dated 1864 behind hammer; brass mounts include two barrel bands with "U" markings, nose cap, trigger guard, buttplate with C.S.A.-marked tang; iron tulip-head ramrod is present.

49 in. LOA.

Property from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Gimesh, Fayetteville, NC

Modeled on the M1855 rifle, the Fayetteville was produced by the Confederate government with Federal machinery captured at Harpers Ferry. The rifles' "CSA" markings and overall high quality make the Fayetteville a favorite among collectors.

Overall dings to the stock as expected from use plus a 2 in. area of period loss behind the rear barrel band; crisp markings; deep toning to the brass; the barrel and lockplate show very little pitting and retain original smooth surfaces. Wood, brass and iron have splendid patinas.

$5,000 - 10,000