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Original Prussian Potsdam Model 1809 Percussion Conversion Musket - Dated 1833 has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.

Original Prussian Potsdam Model 1809 Percussion Conversion Musket - Dated 1833

Regular price $895.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an original German .72 caliber, Potsdam Model 1809 smoothbore, single-shot muzzleloader in very good condition. Musket measures a total length of almost 57" with a 41¼" long barrel and is a conversion from flintlock to percussion.

The lockplate surface is bright and exhibits a slightly peppery look from scattered fine rust pitting. Lockplate is a curved tail that terminates into a small teat that differentiates it from the later 1839 model. Markings are standard with none found behind the hammer. Forward of the hammer markings are sharp and feature the Prussian crown over markings and  stamped POTSDAM.

Barrel left facet is stamped 1833 and below it is serial number 4247, which is also seen on the lock screws (247). Mechanics are strong and crisp. Barrel is secured to the stock via three brass bands retained by springs. Upper brass band is double-strapped.

All brass wears a mellow bronze patina. Finials of the trigger guard and the toe of the butt plate terminate in distinct three-pointed ends. Butt plate stamped with the date of manufacture, 1833.

Black walnut stock with its recessed cheek piece is handsome and strong. Wood surface is dark but has a great patina. The wrist has had a crack arsenal repaired long ago.  Tapered hollow tip ramrod is original and bears inspector markings at the tip. A fine Prussian "Potsdam" Pattern 1809 smoothbore musket.

Many of these were imported from Germany just prior to the U.S. Civil War and issued mostly to the Confederacy.


Year of Manufacture: 1833
Caliber: .72 inches
Ammunition Type:  Lead Ball & Powder with Percussion Cap
Overall Length: 57 inches
Action: Percussion Lock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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