Original Civil War Era Austrian Model 1849 Percussion Rifle-Musket - Jaeger Rifle
Original Item: Only One Available. With only a 32 1/2" heavily rifled barrel, this was originally issued as a "Jaeger Rifle" to Austrian elite troops. It appears to be a conversion from Flintlock when it may well have been a smooth bore musket, or constructed as such with older Flintlock parts.
The front barrel band is iron, while the trigger guard, butt plate, and side plate are brass. The original "V" back sight is unfortunately absent, but it does come with its original iron ram rod with its characteristic loaf shaped tip. The rear sling swivel is also missing, and the lock does not always hold at half-cock. The rear barrel wedge is also somewhat loose.
Many of these Rifles 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 rifles were used in the War between the States.
In overall very nice collectible condition, ready to display!
Year of Manufacture: c. 1850
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 32 1/2 Inches
Overall Length: 48 Inches
Action type: Side Action Lock
Feed System: Muzzle Loaded
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