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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Brown Bess third model percussion conversion musket - $650.00

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Brown Bess third model percussion conversion musket. TOWER and crown-GR marked lock, 39" round barrel with British proofs at breech. Metal parts were cleaned at some point, now with a medium patina overall and some granularness to the metal and some pitting in the breech. Stock is good, showing evidence of light cleaning, but smooth overall, has several lengthwise non-structural cracks in the wrist, two cracks and some chips in the lock mortise, a repaired crack in the lower lock mortise, several light cracks in the triggerguard area, a couple old slivers missing from the forearm edges. Ramrod, hammer, triggerguard, trigger, and one ramrod pipe are absent, with an associated chip where the pin broke out. Lock is mechanically functional. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.