CUT-DOWN .69 FLINTLOCK MUSKET BARREL RECOVERED AT GETTYSBURG - FROM THE COLLECTION OF GAR POST #551 IN YORK SPRINGS, PA

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Originally $495.00

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Item Code: R20056

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This item is from the collection of the Peter Miller Post #551 of the GAR. The Post was located in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania and is believed to be named after Private Peter Miller of Company K, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves who was killed in action at South Mountain on September 14, 1862 and is now buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, York Springs.

Little information is known about the Post other than it closed sometime before 1925. In a letter accompanying the item collector Tom Gordon explains how he and his father found the relics from the Miller Post #551 in the 1970’s at the home of Civil War veteran David Starry. At the time the items were purchased the house was in the hands of Starry’s descendants. Mr. Starry had served in the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry and the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry during the war and afterward joined the Peter Miller Post #551 of the GAR.

This barrel was originally longer but at some point was cut down to rifle length. There is no sign of alteration at the breach so the weapon remained a flintlock until the barrel somehow separated from the stock. Item is in good condition with light to moderate surface rust throughout along with some patches of white paint. Barrel tang still remains in breach area as does the touch hole.

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