‘ELI WHITNEY’ SECOND CONTRACT M1822 CONVERSION, DATED 1836

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Originally $1,325.00

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Item Code: 173-2153

This longarm is a U.S. government ‘second contract’ model 1822 flintlock musket altered to percussion in 1836. In fair to good overall condition, the musket was product of the Connecticut firm of Eli Whitney from 1830-1841. Lockplate shows the motif of “U.S / crossed branch” to right of hammer,” and “E.WHITNEY” below the motif. Behind the hammer is the three-line stamp “NEW / HAVEN / 1836.” Bolster screw present but damaged. Original nipple. Single shot muzzleloader is a .69 caliber smoothbore with a 42” long round barrel fitted to stock with three iron bands and band springs. No rear sight. Front blade sight is top of the double upper band. Barrel also bears the stud for a socket bayo. Entire barrel surface exhibits a mottled dark patina overall with scattered rusting.

Musket has its original black walnut stock in good condition with one wood repair at left side of barrel tang. All wood appears to have an old coating of varnish or sealant applied at one time. Does have numerous dings and dents from use. Left flat bears a single cartouche with inspector marks “J M” (Justin Murphy). Mechanics very strong. All iron mountings. Hammer has the large spur. The 9½” long triggerguard has rounded ends and the sling swivel is missing from the triggerguard. Retains its button-head steel ramrod.

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