Original U.S. Pennsylvania Half-Stock Percussion Musket with Heavy .50" Octagonal Smoothbore Barrel - c.1835
Original Item: One of a Kind. This is an old lady, dating to the 1830s or 1840s, now in smooth bore but may have started as a rifle in the beginning. The very heavy octagonal barrel measures 33 1/2" and the weapon is 51" in overall length. The percussion lock is a Trade lock still bearing WARRANTED and is also engraved with a Maker's name that starts with a "W", but appears to have been altered.
The musket features all brass mounts: trigger guard, ram rod pipes, with the butt plate and nicely fretted out patch box to butt. A button on the top of the butt unlatches the patch box, which is spring loaded, though the latch sticks open sometimes. This old girl has seen service and displays cracks in the wood, with a slight wood losses on the fore stocks left side.
With such a heavy iron barrel she came right off someone's mantle and that is exactly where she needs to end up her days.
A fine bit of early Americana, Ready to display.
Year of Manufacture: circa 1835
Caliber: approximately .50cal. Worn Away rifling.
Ammunition Type: .48 Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 33 1/2 inches
Overall Length: 50 inches
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded
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