Original Indian Percussion Trade Musket with Leather Wrappings in Attic Find Condition

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Just purchased out of an old collection, this is definitely an interesting specimen. This is a percussion trade musket out of India, probably dating from the 1850s-1860s. These were intended for local use, often sold to tourists as collectors items later on. The construction is quite primitive, with the barrel held to the stock by what look to be leather or gut strips, tied and dried into place. It follows the basic lines of a British Musket, but is definitely has a large butt stock, and is slightly longer than even the British Long Land Pattern musket.

It is fitted with a primitive percussion lock mechanism, which amazingly still functions, though it will fire at half cock. It also has a leather sling attached, which was originally probably tied to the butt stock, but now swings freely. Definitely for "DECORATION ONLY", this has an incredible patina.

Offered as is, ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: c. 1850s
Caliber: About .63 inches
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder with Percussion Cap
Barrel Length: 47 inches 
Overall Length: 64 inches

Action: Side Action Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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