ORIGINAL M1816 TYPE III BY W. L. EVANS UNALTERED FLINTLOCK MUSKET

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Longarm is an original M1816 musket made by W. L. Evans of Evansburg, Pennsylvania, sometimes referred to as Valley Forge. Evans produced approximately 1500 muskets circa 1832 to 1833. This flintlock is in original condition and was never converted to percussion. Musket is a smoothbore .69 caliber, single shot muzzleloader that retains all its original parts in good condition.

Musket has a 42” long barrel with a bayonet lug at top of the muzzle. Barrel, like all iron surfaces on the weapon, appears to have been lightly cleaned and shows light mottling. Breech has some pitting and is marked “US” over “NWP” over a stamped “P” in a circle. Barrel is dated 1833 on tang. The numbers are clear but the last two are faint due to pitting. Bore is dark and needs cleaned.

Iron lockplate is slightly raised and beveled at the rounded front and is tapered to a pointed tail that is flush with the stock. Lockplate is dated and marked “US” and “1833” behind the hammer. In front of hammer, plate reads “W. L. EVANS” over a spread-winged eagle over “V. FORGE”. Jaw retains its leather pad and an original flint. The hammer, steel frizzen, battery springs, brass pan, hammer screw, top and lower jaw and neck screws are original and show wear. Action works properly.

Black walnut stock is dark and untouched. It retains two good government cartouche marks. Stock shows the usual scratches and dings from age but no cracks. There is a 1.00 inch chip of wood missing behind the barrel tang and near it is a small gouge. These are old and the exposed wood matches the rest of the wood surface.  Iron buttplate is stamped “US” in horizontal line. Stock has three iron barrel bands with the top band being a double band. A large, 9½” long trigger guard secures the sling swivel at the bow while the middle barrel band supports the second swivel. Iron escutcheon has two lock screws that show light wear.

Weapon retains original button-head ramrod but it is missing its threaded tip.

A nice, seldom-seen unaltered M1816 Evans flintlock musket typically used by militia in the early 19th century.  [ad]

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