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Authentic Original Rifles, Muskets
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Scarce State of Connecticut / New York Made US Model 1808 Flintlock Musket
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Here is a very cool looking early United States weapon that is 200 years old this year. This is the 69 caliber smoothbore flintlock musket that is officially known as the US model 1808 contract flintlock. In 1808 Congress authorized 19 gunmakers to produce a total of 82,500 muskets. Approximately half of these were eventually produced and delivered. This one is one of the ones that were made for a state contract. In front of the hammer it has the "S. CT" which stands for the state of Connecticut. In Flayderman's guide he states that these were made by the firm of Pomeroy in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. They made these for Connecticut as well as New York and Massachusetts. This gun was made for New york and what is special about the gun is that it is in the original flintlock configuration and the mechanics work well. As you can see, all of the metal parts have been cleaned to a bright shine and it displays beautifully from all angles. The barrel of the gun is still full-length at 42 inches and you can still see the inspector proof marks at the breech of the gun. It also has the "S.N.Y." mark for the State of New York and the "SJ" for the inspector initials of Seth James. It also has the 1812 production date still clearly visible. The stock is a deep rich dark tone Walnut wood that displays quite well. It still has an original ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel. Both of the sling swivels are missing in action from under the gun. This is a very pleasing looking original early flintlock with the 1812 production date.

Item #: C144
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Your Price:$1,950.00 USD
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