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Antique Potsdam Percussion Musket, .70 Caliber, Regimental Markings, Replacement

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<head></head><body><p>Antique Potsdam Percussion Musket, .70 Caliber, Regimental Markings, Replacement Ramrod, Original.&nbsp; No serial number.&nbsp; No FFL Required.</p> <p>41" round smoothbore barrel, that has proofmarks and 1833 stamped into the loeft side at the breech.&nbsp; Brass nosecap and barrel bands.&nbsp; Missing both sling swivels.&nbsp; Iron lockplate is marked Potsdam.&nbsp; Iron hammer and trigger.&nbsp; Iron barrel band spring retainers.&nbsp; Brass escutcheon plate, trigger guard, and buttplate.&nbsp; No original finish remaining on any of the itron parts.&nbsp; the barrel has a deep plum brown to dark gray patina, and the lockplate, hammer and tirgger have a dark gray patina.&nbsp; All the brass fittings have an old dark patina.&nbsp; The buttplate is marked:&nbsp; <strong>1823 15.L.W.R. C 370</strong>.&nbsp; the hammer spring is fairly strong and the action does function well enough.&nbsp; the half cock feature functions, but when the hammer is dropped from full cock it stops at the&nbsp;half cock position and the trigger needs to be pulled again to then drop the hammer fully (probably due to the sear being worn).&nbsp; The ramrod is a thin brass rod with a brass fitting on the tip, which looks to be an old homemade replacement.&nbsp; Walnut stock has plenty of dings and scratches, as would be expected, with a few light gouges.&nbsp; On the right side of the buttstock is an old hand carved W or an E, and on the left side of the buttstock is an old hand carved HD.&nbsp; There is some wood damage on both sides of the top of the buttstock adjacent to the top of the buttplate which looks like old water damage.&nbsp; There is a chip of wood out directly behind the nipple, which measures about 1/2" X 1/2" X 1/2".&nbsp; Curiously, directly behind the barrel tang on the very top of the wrist area of the stock,&nbsp;in 1/8" high very neatly stamped letters is CSA.&nbsp; This CSA stamping looks a lot later than the rest of the musket and probably is NOT what the untrained collector might like to think this is.&nbsp; This is still a nice example of an early import musket that could very well have seen use during the Civil War.&nbsp; Condition Very Good.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></body></html>
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