December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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US Model 1822 (1816 Type II) Flintlock Musket by Harpers Ferry

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Browned finish, brass pan, smooth walnut stock. Lock marked {Eagle} / US under the pan and in three vertical lines at the tail: HARPERS / FERRY / 1824. No date on tang, breech with V / P / {Eagle Head} proofs. Counterpane with the script AB cartouche in a hexagon of Harpers Ferry's Master Armorer Armistead Beckham and the V / PH inspection of Philip Hoffman in block letters at the tail. The assembly number "3" is found most major components. Buttplate without "US" on the tang. Lock in original flint, as is barrel. Retains both sling swivels, the original and full-length button head ramrod and an original bayonet that is frozen to the gun and will not be removed without substantial effort.

Condition:

Good, in crisp and untouched attic condition. All exposed metal is heavily oxidized with a thick crusty brown patina with even surface roughness. Most markings remain clear and legible. Metal and wood uncleaned, lock functional and in original flint. Bore poor, heavily oxidized and rusted. Stock untouched, dry and dirty with good edges and scattered bumps and dings, as well as a couple of minor surface chips. Bayonet with the same thick, crusty and heavily oxidized patina.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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