This is an absolutely untouched original example of this fine pattern weapon which was the first to utilize the Maynard Tape Primer system at a national armory. It has an overall mellow brown attic patina and all parts are original and matching. There is a crisp and legible military inspector cartouche in the stock as well. From 1857 to the end of production in 1860, 59,273 were produced and the survival rate today is estimated at less than 6%. As the weapon could also be used with standard percussion caps, it was issued throughout the Civil War on both sides, when available.