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Authentic Confederate Manufactured or Used Swords and Firearms of the Civil War
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Original 1816 Dated Virginia Manufactory Musket with Robinson Alteration
Item #: A7904
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Here is one cool gun! This gun has more history than Canada! This gun started out life as a militia musket that was made by the famous Richmond Virginia Manufactory. On the lockplate it has the bold "VIRGINIA" as well as the Richmond production location and 1816 original date of manufacture. This one would have been a flintlock when it left the factory. What makes this fine original gun even more special is that it was converted for Confederate use by a famous Southern gunsmith. This is the pattern of conversion of gun that is illustrated on page 631 of the book by Madaus and Murphy on Confederate Rifles and Carbines. The gun used for the illustration in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. They explain how this gun was converted from flintlock to percussion by the firm of Samuel C. Robinson in Richmond, Virginia. He is best known for making the Confederate version of the Sharps cavalry carbine. In the book they show the total where he altered muskets for the Confederacy in 1861 and 1862. This one has the barrel that is full-length at a length of 42 inches. These Robinson conversion alterations have a very distinctive bolster added to the breech of the barrel. The mechanics of the lockplate still catch well on all positions. The stock of the gun has a gorgeous dark tone with a lot of character. You can see that eons ago it was trimmed down just in front of the back barrel band. It has an ancient replacement ramrod under the barrel in the channel. This gun has spent the last 60 years in a collection in Central Kentucky. This is a wonderful early Virginia made musket with the Confederate percussion conversion by the Richmond firm of Samuel C. Robinson.

Price: $1,650.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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