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Eli Whitney M1798 US flintlock musket - $1350.00

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Eli Whitney M1798 US contract flintlock reconversion musket. 43" barrel. Lock with nicely struck eagle marking with "NEW HAVEN" underneath and "U.STATES." at rear of lock. Proof mark on barrel and faint "US" script cartouche in oval opposite lock. Has original sling swivels and an old handmade replacement ramrod. Metal parts have an attractive dark patina overall with some scattered pitting, primarily in the barrel breech area and buttplate. Stock is fair overall with an attractively worn appearance, some slivers to the ramrod channel, wood burned out behind the hammer, some minor chipping around the barrel tang, a couple small age cracks and scattered handling marks overall. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.