Original U.S. Percussion Militia Musket Converted to Fowling Piece with British Trade Lock by J. Golcher

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The construction of this weapon suggests it started life, possibly as a flintlock, that was then converted to percussion. It is equipped with a BRITISH TRADE percussion lock mechanism, which is marked JOSEPH / GOLCHER on the plate.

Joseph Golcher of King Street, Darlston, Staffordshire, England was a British gunsmith who worked between 1834 and 1865. It may very well have been a full stocked Musket but when converted using a Trade Percussion lock it became half stocked to conform with any fowling piece used on the American frontier.

The mounts are all brass, the barrel is 39" and overall the weapon is 54 1/2". Brown Bess style throat mount together with two iron ram rod mounts under the barrel retain an all wood ram rod.

Fully cleaned and ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1810-1816 - converted later.
Caliber: approximately .75"
Cartridge Type: Ball and Powder
Barrel Length: 39 Inches

Overall Length: 54 1/2 Inches
Action type: Side Action Percussion
Feed System: Muzzle Loading

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