Lot 493
Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle-Musket
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Type IV, walnut stock, .58 caliber 33 in. barrel with V / P / eagle head proof marks to left, front and rear sights; lockplate marked FAYETTEVILLE to fore, eagle / C.S.A. below hammer, dated 1863 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.

Working action; metallic elements lightly cleaned, moderate pitting to barrel and lockplate near breech; date on barrel is completely obscured; the stock with expected scuffs and dings, but overall free of losses and cracks.

$5,000 - 10,000