US MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION

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Item Code: 875-01

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This is a US Model 1816 Flintlock Musket converted to Percussion circa 1850 through late 1860s. Lock plate is marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1838” behind the hammer and with a small eagle over “US” forward of hammer. Conversion is officially termed the “Belgian alteration” and more commonly known to collectors as the “cone type.” The conversion was performed early 1850s with all external lock parts removed with screw holes plugged. The pan was ground flush with lock plate. Percussion muzzle screwed into threaded receptacle at top of the barrel. A distinctive arsenal, military style hammer replaced the original flint style. This example is exceptional. All metal is smooth and semi-bright. The walnut stock is in very good condition. Bore is bright with traces of a rifled bore. There is some minor loss of wood near breech on right side of tang. Mechanically perfect. Strong action.   [ss]

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