May 02, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Possible Confederate Alteration of a Harpers Ferry Model 1816 Musket

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Harpers Ferry lock dated 1821 at the tail, weak inspection marks on counterpane. Altered to percussion with a patent breech conversion and a crudely checkered percussion hammer. A long grooved rear sight has been added over the breech and tang area, obscuring any markings in this area. Retains both sling swivels and includes a reproduction ramrod.


Good. Metal untouched and evenly oxidized with a chocolate patina and moderate pitting at the breech. Lock markings clear, matching assembly marks legible on most parts, cartouches weak. Mechanically functional, very dirty, heavily oxidized bore. Stock worn with  numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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