534. U.S. Model 1816 Percussion Converted Contract Musket by Johnson

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.69 cal., 42" barrel fastened by three iron barrel bands. The lockplate is marked "U.S. / (Federal eagle) / JOHNSON" ahead of hammer and "1833" vertically over "MIDDN CONN." in upward arch. The barrel is marked "US / AH / P" and the tang is dated "1833"; all markings in metal remain clear and legible. This is a Belgian or "cone" conversion to percussion with brass blank in place of pan. The barrel is mostly gray and shows even pitting on nearly all of its surfaces although it is generally light and does not obscure any markings. The lockplate is quite smooth and shows an even gray patina overall. The walnut stock rates about excellent with nice edges, rich color and lots of raised grain coming through. The stock shows a strong cartouche on left stock flat. All iron furniture is a light gray patina with scattered light pitting. This is a really nice converted 1816 musket by this small contractor that only delivered an estimated 600 guns. (18752-79) {ANTIQUE} (600/800) SOLD FOR $632.50

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