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    US M1842 .69 Caliber Percussion Musket Recovered from "Reynold's Woods" on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Likely recovered within ten years of the battle, with heavy coat of deep rust on all metal parts. Missing the ramrod, long range rear sight, and the double strap front band, which based on the condition of the wood at this point, was clearly originally with the gun when it was found. Interestingly the barrel is cut for a front sight blade 2 3/4" from the muzzle. Wood very good with some scattered areas of deterioration but overall very sound. The gun is, of course, completely untouched, as found. In white painted letters on the right side of the butt stock "Reynold's Woods" as employed by the early Gettysburg Museum/Souvenir shops through the 19th century. Interestingly attached to the gun is a typewritten tag, "Civil War Musket (Gettysburg) Bought from Mr. Oyler New Oxford, Penna. July 1968". 'Nubsy' Oyler was one of the second generation of Gettysburg relic dealers, who began gathering, in the 1920s - 50's, and, only with the aid of considerable coaxing, selling, early Gettysburg artifacts from his rarely open shop on US 30 just east of Gettysburg. An interesting and valid secondary provenance to this A great early Gettysburg relic from the 1st day's field.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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