30. D S Nippes Maynard Tape Primer-Converted Martial Musket

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.69 cal, 42" barrel with a lightly oxidized bore. The metal surfaces are very pleasing smooth gunmetal-pewter patina with some sparsely scattered oxidation stains here and there and the oddly scattered light handling mark. The appropriate U.S. and sunken P firing proof with inspectors initials are at the barrel breech with the tang dated 1844. The lockplate features the "Mill/Creek/PA/1842" marking at its rear with an 1846 marking on the Maynard patent pivoting tape cover. The walnut stock rates very good showing perhaps an old very light cleaning, retaining the minor dings, dents and handling marks from the years but with evident left-side cartouches, one being somewhat light. The lock functions well mechanically and the primer tape advancing mechanism works as-designed. There is a trumpet-shaped ramrod in place in the channel. A very attractive, very fine example of these interesting percussion conversions. (38752-72) {ANTIQUE} (2000/3000) SOLD FOR $2,070.00

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