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Item No.: 10327 Price : SOLD
Item : FINE, ORIGINAL, CIVIL WAR POTSDAM MUSKET AND BAYONET, .71 CALIBER
Description :
This is an original, Prussian Model 1809 "Potsdam" Musket produced at Potsdam Armory in Germany. Produced at a number of armories, the majority were produced at Potsdam, hence the name. Originally flintlock smooth bores of .72 caliber, these were arsenal converted to the percussion system in the 1830's. The date of the conversion is stamped on the barrel near the breech and on the butt plate. This one was converted in 1836. As the Union struggled to equip its rapidly growing army in the opening days of the Civil War, the armies of Europe emptied their arsenals, disposing of as many obsolete arms as possible. The U.S. Ordnance Department purchased about 165,000 Prussian arms to equip its soldiers. No Confederate purchases are known. This musket is in fine condition with a steel gray patina. It is dark brown and pitted around the bolster from the cap splash. The lock has a light brown patina. The musket has excellent mechanics with a strong lock. The smooth bore is strong as well. It is mostly smooth with a few small areas of pitting. The stock is in fine condition with a few small dings and scratches from use. Included is an original, correct socket bayonet in very good condition. It fits the musket well and has a dark brown patina with some pitting of the blade. The included leather sling is a high-quality replica. This is a great musket for display or an early Civil War impression. Stock no. 30156

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