Selling for a friend, this belongs to a local pastor and has been in his family since issued (shame he doesnt want to keep it). Here is some information as supplied to me with the pics, I have not personally inspected this rifle but can say that from the pics it is inb good condition typical to a well used arm that was made in 1864 and fought hard, it probably is shootable but no guarantees, sold as collector item. Info on rifle as supplied;
"Wm. Mason of Taunton, Mass, contracted with theWar dept to mfg. regulation model 1861 rifle muskets in 1861. All muskets delivered were of the model 1861 type. Lockplates were usually marked with an eagle in front of the hammer and US over Wm Mason over Taunton Mass in three lines. The date was marked behind the hammer. Examples of model 1863 rifle muskets also exist bearing Mason's markings, indication that his shops were either retooled for this production, or assembled from various sub contracted parts. There also exists regulation f1861 models with no markings except the date 1864 behind the hammer. The stamping appears identical to Mason's date stamp and may be attributed to him. The only difference in the weapon is that the rear sight is 6 ins. from the breech instead of the usual 2 3/4 ins."
If further information is needed I will research this more, I have little to no knowledge of civil war era weapons so please bear with me if I dont have direct answers.
This is obviously an antique so no FFL is necessary, however, purchaser must supply valid proof of identity using picture ID and a signed notarised statement that it is legal for them to aquire and possess a firearm. $1,200 plus $25 shipping and insurance.
More pics on request (DANGER! HIGH BANDWIDTH!)
Thanks for looking.