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    British Tower Half-Stock Percussion Musket. Unserialized, approximately .62 caliber, 32 1/2-inch round barrel with brass bead front sight. Lock with [crown] / VR proof and marked 1855/TOWER. Right side of breech with additional proofs. Brass triggerguard and buttplate. Checkered walnut half stock with brass pipes and steel ramrod. Conditon: Fair to good as altered.. Steel now a thin gray-brown patina with scattered fine pitting and staining. Checkering added later. Stock likely shortened. Ramrod a replacement. Pipes have been re-soldered. Action functions.

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    June, 2013
    9th Sunday
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