785. Prussian Model 1809 Flintlock Musket from Potsdam

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.72 cal., 41" barrel with an oxidized bore. The barrel is a tarnished gunmetal gray patina with overall light oxidation staining and pinprick pitting, it is numbered "2089" near the breech. The "Potsdam" marked lock is a dull gray and lightly oxidized brown patina with the pan a goldenrod color. The brass nosecap, center and rear band, triggerguard and buttplate are all a tarnished goldenrod patina showing minor dings and handling marks from the years. The European walnut stock rates about very good showing an old refinish, the bands are now slightly loose, and there remain the overall dings and handling marks from the years; there is a prominent divot at the right side of the comb line. The tang of the buttplate is marked "D12/3C/38JA/No.16" while the sideplate is marked "N.86.4C." the swivels are intact as well as the original ramrod which is numbered to different gun. The lock seems to function well mechanically however the pan does not line up well with the touchole. Overall an about good example, many hundreds of these were used on these shores during the American Civil War in their percussion-converted configuration. (37879-5) {ANTIQUE} [Craig Brown Collection] (800/1200) SOLD FOR $747.50

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