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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Percussion conversion militia musket marked "TOWER PROOF" - $575.00

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Percussion conversion musket. 42" barrel of about .75 caliber bore. Nice blacksmith made hammer. Metal parts may have been cleaned long ago, now with a light patina on the brass and a thin medium patina on the iron. Lock marked 'TOWER PROOF' and barrel British proofed. Metal has minimal scattered pitting. Buttstock may have been thinned down with buttplate a little proud of the wood. Wrist escutcheon absent. Stock has an old added finish, has a small crack by the lock bolt and a short diagonal crack by the upper ramrod pipe. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.