Bridesburg Needham Conversion 1861/1863 Musket

Manufactured as a muzzle loading percussion musket Model 1861 this was converted to .58 calibre centrefire metallic cartridge by N.J. Needham of Trenton, New Jersey with the patented side swing breechblock. These rifles were used twice for the invasion of Canada by the Fenian Brotherhood, in 1866 as the original musket and in 1870 as the converted rifle. Very good original condition, stock has been cleaned and oiled. Stock flat on left side of rifle has a Fenian mark, namely the letters IN, thought to mean Irish Nationalists. Butt plate tang has US marking.

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Bridesburg Needham Conversion 1861/1863 Musket

Bridesburg Needham Conversion 1861/1863 Musket Description

Manufactured as a muzzle loading percussion musket Model 1861 this was converted to .58 calibre centrefire metallic cartridge by N.J. Needham of Trenton, New Jersey with the patented side swing breechblock. These rifles were used twice for the invasion of Canada by the Fenian Brotherhood, in 1866 as the original musket and in 1870 as the converted rifle. Very good original condition, stock has been cleaned and oiled. Stock flat on left side of rifle has a Fenian mark, namely the letters IN, thought to mean Irish Nationalists. Butt plate tang has US marking.

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