Percussion Altered U.S. Model 1822 (1816 Type II) Musket by Evans

.69 caliber. 42" round barrel secured by three flat, spring-retained bands. SN: NSN. Bright finish, iron furniture, walnut stock. Single shot muzzleloading smoothbore musket altered to percussion from flint. Lock marked in three lines under the bolster WL EVANS/{Eagle}/V FORGE and dated 1830 at the tail over the letters US. No tang date present. Breech with LS (Luther Sage) and US marks along with a {Sunken-P} proof. The weak outline of a cartouche is present on the counterpane. Musket altered to percussion via the "drum" or "French" method with a civilian style percussion hammer added at the time of alteration. Retains both sling swivels, ramrod is missing.


Good. Metal cleaned too bright with scattered pitting and some oxidized discoloration here and there. Mechanically functional, fair bore is pitted and worn. Stock sanded with softened edges and showing moderate wear with scattered bumps, dings and mars. A small crack extends from the rear of the lock mortise.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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