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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1812 Eli Whitney contract flintlock musket - $950.00

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M1812 Eli Whitney contract flintlock musket. Marked "N.HAVEN" in riband on lock. 43" barrel. An attractive reconversion to flintlock. Exact contract unknown, "D" marking on top of barrel, faint stock cartouche opposite lock. Metal parts have a medium to dark patina overall with scattered pitting and several deep pits in the barrel, worst of which is pictured by the middle band. Stock is good, showing average wear and use overall, small crack by rear lock screw, small crack in front of lock, small piece of wood chipped at rear of lock, and some minor slivering to the ramrod channel. Mechanically good, except releases from half cock and hold at full cock feels a little weak. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.