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Great Looking 1861 H&P Civil War Conversion of a .69 Caliber Starr Flintlock
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This is a fine looking Civil War gun. It is an excellent complete and original Civil War Conversion musket done by the famous firm of Hewes & Phillips of Newark, New Jersey. At the outbreak of the Civil War the U.S. Government had a tough decision to make. Should they buy new weapons or just convert the old flintlocks that were in the arsenals' They did both. This is one of the ones the government converted from flintlock to percussion. This gun started out life as a .69 caliber military rifle from the firm of Nathan Starr of Middletown, Connecticut. Star is best known for his swords and saber but he also made many quality weapons such as this one. According to Flayderman Starr only made 15,530 of these military rifles and made them from 1829 until 1840. This one has the vividly clear 1832 production date on the lockplate to go along with the beautifully designed Starr mark and Middletown production location. This is one of the 1st types of conversions that were done by Hewes & Phillips in Newark, New Jersey. It has their "H&P" marking on the breech of the barrel as well as the "1861" date of the conversion. You can also see the remnants of the original inspector markings. On the flat of the stock it has the "NJ" stamping still clearly visible. This is one of the guns that they converted and rifled and they put the rear sight on. You can still see the lands and grooves of the rifling all the way down the barrel. In the channel underneath the barrel it has an original ramrod. It is the correct style with the cupped end that was to use the minie ball bullet. Both of the sling swivels are present as well and they still pivot. The walnut wood stock has a fine medium tone look with a beautiful appearance. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate you can see the remnants of the small oval cartouche where the gun was inspected by the inspector. This is a great gun that we know is Civil War because of the 1861 date of conversion.


Item #: B408
Price: $1,750.00 USD (Sale Pending)
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