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ORIGINAL US ARMY MANUAL FOR THE MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET dtd 1863:  An excellent, complete original copy of a fairly scarce manual that was one of the primary publications issued to the Civil War Infantryman.  With both covers and all 25 pages present and intact, this manual has no dog-eared corners or ragged edges, with only minor wear along the bound edge.  The text covers the description and maintenance of the rifle and there are numerous diagrams of the rifle, bayonet, tools and appendages.  This copy is ink stamped on the inside of the rear cover as once having been in the library of the Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida, and is also ink stamped on the inside of the front cover as once the property of Allen P. Westcott, Consultant in Civil and Criminal Cases Involving Firearms and Ammunition, in Chicago, Illinois.  These early Ordnance Manuals have become quite scarce and are seldom encountered in this condition. This is a nice addition to display with your Springfield Rifle Musket.  SOLD



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