C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

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Item No.: 8843 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is a rifled and sighted, arsenal percussion conversion of a U.S. Model 1835 Flintlock Musket made by L. Pomeroy in 1840. These rifled .69 caliber muskets fired the new Minie Ball conical bullet, one horrendous chunk of lead. Muskets of this type were used in large numbers by both sides during the Civil War. With thousands of flintlock muskets sitting in arsenals, the government began converting them to percussion in 1847. With the outbreak of war, the conversion programs swung into full gear. Both government arsenals and private contractors converted muskets in large numbers. As late as Gettysburg in 1863, over 60% of the arms on the field were large caliber earlier muskets. This musket is an arsenal conversion, distinguished by its "cone in barrel" type modification. This musket is in beautiful, very fine condition. It is finished "Armory Bright" and retains nearly all of this finish. There are a few very tiny specks of patina on the lock and hammer and near the nipple. The musket has excellent mechanics and a fine bore. The bore would be excellent, but there is a bit of rusting just inside the muzzle, no doubt from a tompion. Don't leave tompions in your guns, folks! The stock is in very fine condition as well with just a tiny ding or two from storage. Both cartouches are visible on the left flat of the stock. This is a superb example of a rifled and sighted conversion musket. Stock no. 23360



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9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
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