THIRD TYPE P.S. JUSTICE MUSKET

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Item Code: 1146-170

The .69 caliber barrel was originally finished brown but the finish fades as you move towards the muzzle. Barrel surface is free of pitting but there is some light surface scratching at the breech. The front blade sight is present with the bayonet lug forward of the sight just under the muzzle. The rear sight with its two flip-up leaves is also present. Barrel is faintly marked on top behind rear sight with “P.S. JUSTICE / PHILAD.” in two lines. Bore is dark and very dirty bright. Rifling is visible.

Lock plate matches the barrel. Lock has a rounded front and a rounded point at rear. Lock is marked forward of the hammer with a strong “P.S. JUSTICE / PHILAD.” in two lines. Action is strong and works well. Nipple is original.

Walnut stock is light in color and has been gone over lightly. The wood surface shows very little wear. Right side of the butt has brass patch box that opens and closes properly. Stock has no markings and free of cracks.

Buttplate, double curve trigger guard, nose cap and barrel bands are all brass. Bands are anchored by screws. There are no band springs.

Shortened iron ramrod has a straight shank and a tulip shaped head with threads present on the opposite end. Rod has been shortened about 1 .00 to 2.00 inches and the threads re-tapped. [jet] [ph:L]

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Simon Backus Bissell was born in Fairlee, Vt., on October 28, 1808. He was appointed Midshipman on November 6, 1824, Passed Midshipman on June 4 1831, and Lieutenant December 9, 1837. At the beginning of the Mexican-American War, he was assigned to… (870-63). Learn More »

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