EVANS MODEL 1816 TYPE II MUSKET WITH LEMAN CONVERSION TO PERCUSSION

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Item Code: 946-07

Smoothbore musket that meas. approx. 57.50 inches overall. Though all iron surfaces but the lock were finished brown this weapon has a lightly cleaned semi-bright finish throughout.

Round .69 barrel meas. approx. 42.00 inches long and has a surface that is semi-bright with light mottling scattered throughout. Barrel has bayonet lug on top of the muzzle with a brass blade front sight mounted on the rear most band of the front double barrel band. There are no markings in the breech area but the barrel sides do show signs vice marks. These marks may have been made when the weapon was converted to percussion. Barrel was converted to by the Leman process of cutting the breech and screwing in a new breech and tang with nipple, a bolster with clean-out screw. Bore is fairly clean but does have minor dust and dirt.

Iron lockplate and hammer have lightly cleaned appearance to match the barrel. Lock has a rounded and beveled front with a point at back that is flush with the stock. Lock is stamped with a thin “W. L. EVENS” over a strong “V. FORGE.” The eagle between these two names is worn off. Lock is also marked with a worn “1826” over a good “US” behind the hammer. Hammer is large with a high toe that is crosshatched on its face. Action works properly and is tight.

Walnut stock is in good condition with good lines but moderate wear. There is some “burn out” on the wood behind the nipple and the ramrod channel has some chipping with a sliver of wood approx. 1.75 inches long missing just below the front band. This is old and the exposed surface matches the rest of the wood. There are also some small dings and dents consistent with age. Stock has a single inspector’s cartouche on the left side opposite the lock. There is a short shallow crack approx. 0.50 an inch long forward of the lock and a small chip behind the barrel tang.

Iron bands are held in place by springs. Bands, triggerguard and buttplate match the rest of the iron on the weapon. Buttplate has only half of the letter “S” remaining from its “US” stamping. Both sling swivels are present with the lower one attached to the trigger bow.

Iron ramrod has button type head with threaded tip.

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