Original Civil War Era Austrian Model 1849 Percussion Converted Musket - dated 1851

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. With a 37" heavily polished barrel this Musket has been completely cleaned showing all the steel polished brightly. This lock is faintly dated 851 for 1851, along with an Austro-Hungarian Empire Eagle proof on the lock plate tail. Markings on the lock indiciate that at one point it definitely had a flash pan and frizzen, so this was converted from Flintlock to Percussion for the export market. The breech of the barrel was removed, and a new breech plug with a cap bolster was installed.

It has all iron mounts, and comes complete with its original iron ram rod. Full stock fine wood stock coming almost to the muzzle as issued to the military. Sling swivels on this example are unfortunately missing.

Many of these were imported by the South in the Civil War. We know that over 100,000 Austrian firearms were released in the late 1850's when the New World was the BIG Market. So it is a matter of record: these muskets were used in the War between the States.

In overall very nice collectible condition, ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: 1851 - converted later.
Caliber: .75"
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 37 Inches

Overall Length: 52 Inches
Action type: Side Action Lock
Feed System: Muzzle Loaded

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