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    Near Mint M1835/40 .69 Caliber Smoothbore Musket with Rare 1st Type Maynard Tape Conversion to Percussion, D. Nippes 1848. Approximately 2000 muskets were originally converted by Nippes to the 1st type Maynard priming system in 1848-49, with many of the arms subsequently reconfigured to the standard percussion system, retaining the original bolster, when the Maynard system was found to be flawed. All metal near mint with deep crisp markings, including matching 1848 tang date. Wood also near mint with deep crisp inspectors' cartouches. Interestingly the names J. Palmer and C. E. Hartnett are deeply stamped at several places on the butt stock and three neat v shaped notches are cut into the left side of the muzzle, significance unknown. Retains original brown leather sling and wooden tompion. A rare conversion in superb condition.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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