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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
British Model 1779 Short Land style percussion conversion musket - $450.00

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British Model 1779 Short Land style percussion conversion musket. Brown Bess style barrel 32" long and Brown Bess style triggerguard, buttplate, and ramrod pipe. Sideplate is replaced. Lock is unmarked. Metal parts have medium patina overall with brass parts somewhat cleaned and some pitting on the barrel and lock. Stock is shortened to lower ramrod pipe, solder evidence of two missing pipes on the bottom of the barrel are present. Wood is well worn, chipped around a screw in the forearm, some worn chips around the lock mortise, crack by the side plate, and several age cracks in the butt. Has a couple unreadable initials engraved in the left side of the butt. Hammer has spring tension but does not cock. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.