RARE CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY PERCUSSION CONVERSION MUSKET CA. 1861.
Guns International #: 100630094 Seller's Inventory #: 26232
Category: Civil War Rifles - Antique Rifles - Percussion
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Seller: David Condon, Inc.
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RARE CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY PERCUSSION CONVERSION MUSKET CA. 1861. .69 cal. smoothbore 42” barrel with “P” proof at the breech. Lock plate stamped “VIRGINIA” and “RICHMOND/1820”. Civil War drum conversion to percussion of one of the 7000 Virginia Manufactory Flintlock Muskets on hand in Virginia arsenals at the beginning of the war. Nearly all converted in the first year of the war mostly by contractors and 1554 by the Richmond Armory itself. Discussed in John Murphy’s “CONFEDERATE RIFLES & MUSKETS” pages 722-33 with plate 10 illustrating two conversions which are very similar. The forend is shortened 3” in the manner of the Richmond Armory shortened forends seen on the short rifle muskets produced at the Armory during the war which might indicate conversion by the Armory itself. 1005 original and in as found condition with all the original parts and screws all with lovely old very dark patina. Beautiful wood with the old original finish. What appears to be either the number “1” or “2” is stamped behind the side plate and the initial “A” is hand carved in Confederate soldier style on the left side of the butt stock. Original Confederate era gunsmith made ramrod. Exceptional in every respect and we have only seen a few of these over the years that were full length- others (somewhat more common) having been shortened to musketoon length probably later in the war.