Colt Model 1861 Special Musket:

Description (Brief)
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company produced approximately 100,000 .58 caliber rifle muskets for government contract during the Civil War. An unknown number, rejected by U.S. military inspectors, were sold on the civilian market.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle musket, percussion
date made
1863
associated date
1863
maker
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall, musket: 56 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 143.51 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*272952
catalog number
272952
accession number
54205
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
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Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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