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    U.S. M1842 .69 Caliber Smoothbore Percussion Musket, Harpers Ferry/ 1849, with What Is Likely a Confederate Alteration to a Musketoon. Barrel now 33" with the stock shortened accordingly. All metal with a coat of light pitting with the exception of the lock plate which is smooth and dark. Wood very good with some scattered dents and bruises from honest use and one very old large chip adjacent to the barrel tang on the left side. Excellent marks including barrel proofs, mechanically perfect, and excellent bore. The gun was clearly originally friction fitted with the two strap front band, based on the pattern of the pitting, which is now missing. Most importantly the bayonet lug was remounted underneath the barrel when the gun was shortened, clearly indicative of arsenal work. It is well known that the Confederates shortened a number of these .69 caliber muskets for cavalry use, with several examples known exhibiting impeccable lineage to use by Mosby's troops.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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