REMINGTON, MAYNARD TAPE CONVERSION OF M1816 MUSKET

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Item Code: 490-2957

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This heavy, full-stock, percussion, .69 caliber, musket was originally a Model 1816 flintlock, smoothbore musket. It was altered to percussion ignition. A new Remington Arms Company Maynard-style primer lock replaced the original flint lock and a patent breech with bolster, nipple, and clean-out screw replaced the original breech. The Frankfort Arsenal made these alterations between 1856 to 1859.

In 1861 the City of Philadelphia purchased 3,400 muskets and rifles for the Philadelphia Home Guard.

This .69 caliber musket measures approximately 57.5” long overall and has a 42” long round barrel. The patent breech has replaced the last inch of the original barrel and is stamped “1857” on the tang and has the City of Philadelphia surcharge on the top with “A. Wurfflein” on the left side. Andrew Wurfflein was the man who inspected arms for the city. Bore is clean and clear. Front sight is integral to the upper barrel band, there is no rear sight, and the bayonet lug is mounted on the top side of the muzzle.

All gun metal parts have matching light pewter color. Scattered, darker “finger printing” scattered here and there. Furniture is iron including the “US” marked butt plate, trigger guard, swivels, ramrod, and barrel bands. Ramrod is the old button-head type; an old replacement that is wedged in the ramrod channel.

Lockplate has the four-line maker’s mark “REMINGTON’S / ILION N.Y. / 1857 / U.S.” behind the hammer. All hammer/trigger mechanics are strong. The internal Maynard parts are all complete and operational.

Musket has a one-piece stock of dark walnut. Stock has great depth of color and original finish. Wood remains in very good condition with no cracks and only the usual small dings. Two lightly stamped cartouches are on the left side flat.

A nice collectible and displayable transition weapon.  [jet] [ph:L]

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