Original Civil War Confederate Fayetteville Armory Type IV Rifle with 1864 date. The gun was recovered in a barn in Bentonville, NC by Mickey Weatherington in 1974. These are extremely rare to find in any condition with a total of 8,700 guns produced from the machinery that Stonewall Jackson took from the US Armory. This example has all the characteristics of being exposed to the elements but still displays beautiful. The stock is in good shape with some cracks around the buttplate and usual bumps and bruises. Someone has added some wood filler in places including around the Lock. The barrel is full length with its original rear and front pinch sight with a pitted texture. The bore is also pitted and dirty. The markings on the Lockplate are still partially visible. You can clearly make out the "864" of 1864 behind the hammer. You can also see part of the Eagle with CSA letters and Fayetteville Mark in front of the hammer. The mechanics are functional and the hammer clicks in both positions. The brass CSA marked buttplate, trigger guard, nosecap and barrel bands have a deep aged brass patina. Has an original ramrod with its threads at the tip. Also comes with an original Confederate linen sling in great condition with a beautiful patina. Great chance to own a Confederate Rifle at a Great Price. Has an old ID tag and letter of history from Damon Mills. If paying with a check please call or write for my best price.
Reference: Collecting the Confederacy by Shannon Pritchard