Original U.S. Civil War Era Austrian M1849 Half-Stock Percussion Musket Converted for Civilian Use

Item Description

Original Item: Only one Available. This is an Austrian Percussion Lorenz style musket most probably imported for use in the Civil War that was then cut to half stock for civilian use. This musket features a round to octagonal 33 inch barrel, with faded proof marks and the maker's name FRED. FRUWIRTH stamp on the breech. It also features brass mounts, including a "Jaeger" style trigger guard, with a nice cheek rest on the left side of the butt stock.

The front sight has been replaced with a small brass bead, and the rear sight removed, typical of a civilian fowling piece. There are also some faded markings on the lock plate and the left side of the barrel, but they are unfortunately not legible.

From about 100 years storage in remarkably solid condition showing some rust pits from use. Ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1850 - converted later
Caliber: .77 inches
Ammunition Type: Cap and Ball
Barrel Length: 33 Inches

Overall Length: 48 1/4 Inches
Action type: Side action Percussion lock
Feed System: Single Shot

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