CONFEDERATE ALTERATION OF A WHITNEY MODEL 1812 MUSKET

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A fine, complete, rare William & Cyrus Fisher, Lynchburg, VA alteration to percussion.

All metal surfaces are semi-bright with only light scattered mottling.

The round .69 barrel is 42.00 inches long with a nice smooth surface that shows some light pitting at the breech. There is no rear sight and the iron blade front sight is mounted on top of the rearmost strap of the forward double barrel band. Bayonet lug is present forward of this first band on top of the muzzle. Breech is strongly stamped with proof “P” in a recessed circle. Small section of vice marks are visible at the very rear of the breech on this left side. A square based heavy bolster with nipple and rear fence has been added during alteration. Original nipple is present. Bore is clean except for light surface dust.

The lockplate has a rounded front and a point at the rear. This is straight point and not an elongated one as found on earlier muskets. All flintlock parts have been removed and the top of the lock has had a square notch cut to accept the base of the bolster mentioned above. Hammer is big and bulky with a rounded body and a recessed face. Lock is gray with New Haven markings partially removed. Hammer screw is very good. Action is good but half-cock does not hold when the trigger is squeezed.

Walnut stock is in nice condition with only the usual amount of dings, dents and scratches. There are no visible cracks but there is a sliver of wood missing behind the hammer. This is old and all the wood in that area matches the rest of the stock. The side opposite the flat has the lock escutcheon with screw heads that are in good condition. The wood in this area is stamped with one oval cartouche but initials inside are not visible. All three barrel bands are present with band springs at rear. Matching bands and the triggerguard are brown, smooth and stained.

Triggerguard has a pointed final forward with a rounded one at rear. Sling swivel is mounted on a base forward of the trigger bow while the second band is mounted at bottom of the middle band. Buttplate is unmarked but does has a “D” stamped in the wood just forward of the tang. Buttonhead ramrod with a partially threaded tip is present. [ad]

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