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    Near Mint E. Whitney M1812 .69 Caliber Smoothbore Musket with Rare Bolster Conversion to Percussion with Folding Rear Sight, and Unique Brass Cone Front Sight Affixed to the Rear Strap of the Front Band. Originally converted for use with the Ward priming system, the hammer was subsequently replaced when the system was deemed to be flawed. Less than 400 of these Ward system conversions were executed. All metal near mint with just some tiny scattered dents, negligible, and some minor pitting on the inside of the trigger guard bow. Markings perfect with N. Haven in scroll on the lock and scattered inspectors' initials on various parts. Wood also near perfect with much original feathering, just some scattered minor dents and one tiny chip at the rear of the tang. No inspectors' marks as is often encountered on this model, with numeral 8 stamped at the rear of the tang. Original wood tompion. Exceptional specimen.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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