MODEL 1816 N. STARR MUSKET ALTERED TO PERCUSSION

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Item Code: 1037-13

This Model 1816, .69 caliber smoothbore musket was made by Nathan Starr of Middleton, CT.  It was altered from flintlock to percussion. The musket has a 42” barrel secured with three barrel-bands that in turn are held in place with iron band springs. Bore is decent but has scattered patches of rust. Barrel has no rear sight as normal and a small, blade-shaped, brass front sight mounted on the double upper barrel band. Small bayonet lug mounted on top of barrel at muzzle. Left side of barrel at the breech exhibits the proof mark “P” in a recess, as well as “US” and “NWP” stampings. This musket was converted to percussion by drilling and mounting a nipple into the top of the barrel.  The barrel breech tang shows a clear 1834 date. The lock plate is marked “MIDDTN / CONN / 1834” behind the rounded, high spur hammer. Forward of the hammer “US” sits atop an engraved sunburst with “N. STARR” under. Mechanically strong. Frizzen pan space is filled with brass plug.

The ramrod that is with this musket has a recessed head that is more typical of muskets that were rifled after the fact. Ramrod retains threads on opposite end.  Has both sling swivels, one at the middle band and one in front of the trigger guard bow. Butt plate is marked with a strong “US” on the tang. Several parts exhibit small sub inspector stamps. All gun metal is mostly bright with no surface rust.

Black walnut stock has original color and finish. A very few light scuffs and dents to the wood from age and use. Visible on the underside of the butt stock just behind the trigger guard backstrap are stamped inspector’s initials and an oval cartouche. An additional cartouche is found on the flat opposite the lock plate.  This stock is in nice condition.

A great Nathan Starr conversion musket!  [jet]

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