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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1822 US contract musket by Whitney - $550.00

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M1822 US contract musket by Whitney. Dated 1837 on lock and barrel tang. Barrel proofs visible, faint cartouche in stock opposite lock. Metal parts have a medium to dark patina overall with overall light pitting. Stock has an unusual period "skeleton" repair to the butt, probably done because the wood was damaged. Stock overall has a worn appearance that is somewhat battered in the forearm with numerous handling marks overall and some minor chipping in the ramrod channel. Ramrod, upper barrel band, lower barrel band are absent. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.