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Great Looking Matching 1827 Dated .69 Caliber Smoothbore Musket Made by Asa Waters
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This is a great looking old musket! It is an original .69 caliber smoothbore musket. Many of this pattern weapons were used during the War because it is what the states had in the arsenals when the war broke out. They had been converted from their original flintlock configuration to the percussion state so they could be used more efficiently. This one has the maker's mark stamped into the lockplate. It has the mark of Asa Waters who was located in Millbury, Massachusetts. It also has the production date stamped behind the lockplate of 1827. Waters is best known for making military single shot pistols. He made these weapons from 1817 until 1836 and produced the respectable quantity of 36,560 according to Flayderman's guide. The action still works well on both positions. The barrel is full-length and has the original front sight intact. At the breech of the barrel it has the matching and correct 1827 production date. It has the proof marking and the "MS" stamp. This is the marking for the State of Massachusetts and if your ancestor was in Massachusetts Infantry in the early days of the war he could have carried a similar gun. The stock has a very pleasing dark tone to the walnut wood. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate you can still see the the inspector cartouche stamp. This is where the government inspector approved the weapon for military service. There are a few sets of initials carved into the wood in a few places. Both of the sling swivels are still present on the underside of the stock and they still pivot. The ramrod in the channel is an incorrect style old replacement. This is an attractive gun with matching production dates.

Item #: A8762
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Your Price:$1,450.00 USD
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