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    The Ultimate Civil War Relic: Percussion Conversion Musket Struck by Three Bullets A true battlefield pick-up, this contract .69 caliber Model 1816 musket was slammed on its right side at or near the barrel three times. The first hit has gouged the wood and dented the barrel above the middle band; the second bullet has gone clear through the barrel between the first and second bands; the final shot has bent the barrel band nearest the breech and has shattered the adjacent wood. The nature of these "wounds" indicate an ambush or flank attack. The original owner of this weapon must have surely fallen. The musket, converted from flintlock to percussion, has a 41" barrel and is 56" overall. The lockplate is stamped with an American eagle above "L. POMEROY" and has "1841 U.S." behind the hammer. A condition report is really only a formality in a case such as this, but the weapon has the usual light pitting and patina of an attic find.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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