M1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET DATED 1837 BY BAKER, PHILADELPHIA

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Item Code: 1037-122

A fine specimen of an original M1816 smoothbore musket dated 1837 and produced by J. Baker in Philadelphia. This .69 caliber, single shot, 42” long, round barrel muzzleloader remains in very good condition. Gun metal exhibits a smooth surface with a mixed brown/gray color.

The 6¾” long lockplate is marked “1837” behind the hammer and “US” over “PHILA” under the detachable brass frizzen pan. Mountings are iron. Barrel secured via three iron bands and three band springs. Middle band has front sling swivel mounted on bottom. Barrel breech marked with “US” “LS” and “P” proof marks. Breech plug tang has 1837 date amid pitting. Iron buttplate tang clearly marked “US”.  Bore is dirty. Steel, button-shaped ramrod is in good original condition and retains its treaded tip. All other iron components are good. Screw heads remain in good shape.  The original cock, frizzen, pan, sideplate and screws are in very good condition.  Mechanically very strong with crisp action.

Black walnut full stock is in good condition. No cracks and only the normal wear and dings expected for its age. Some moderate wear and burn out directly behind the cock. Stock exhibits two oval cartouches; one on the left flat and one in front of the butt plate tang. “A+D” is carved in at the butt.

This original flintlock musket is a very good Model 1816 specimen and would make a fine addition to any military collection of early American longarms.   [jet]

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