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TYPE II 1862 DATE
FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE

The Type II Fayetteville is quite a scarce gun.  There were probably no more than a couple of hundred made.  They were very early production and the most distinguishing feature is the Richmond style low hump lock and hammer.  When Fayetteville first began production, they had trouble getting their lock making capacity up to speed.  The first locks were provided by the Richmond Arsenal and stamped at Fayetteville.  Unlike the Type I, which is largely made up of left over Harper's Ferry parts, including barrels, stocks, etc.,  the Type II is largely made of Fayetteville produced parts and will generally show signs of using some minor Harper's Ferry parts, ie. nose caps, hammers, etc.  This gun has the low hump Richmond lock, which is clearly marked with Eagle over CSA and Fayetteville, forward of the hammer and 1862 to the rear.  The barrel still shows the VP & Eagle and  the brass barrel bands are marked with the correct U's.  The gun is relatively smooth with no burnout behind the bolster or between the bolster and the lock.  The nose cap is the Harper's Ferry, extra long, brass version that was left over and reused on this Fayetteville.  This gun is complete in all respects with no repairs or replacements.  The ramrod is original, the front sight and bayonet lug are correct, as is the rear sight.  It shows moderate wear and has a crisp action.  The brass butt plate is prominently marked CSA.  Even the swivels are original and intact.  Beyond that, the bore is very nice, with strong rifling and there is a Confederate Battle Flag lightly carved on the left butt stock.   You may review the details of the Fayetteville Armory Rifle at page 201 of Confederate Rifles & Muskets by John Murphy and Howard Madaus.  This one definitely has all the bells and whistles and is a difficult piece to obtain P.O.R.  SOLD!!