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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Belgian percussion M1842 pattern musket - $450.00

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Belgian percussion M1842 pattern musket. Popular Civil War import, 147,000 were imported by the Ordnance department, most of which are believed to have been Belgian manufacture. Marked on right side of butt "MONSEUR LIEGE" 40-1/2" barrel. Metal parts are in uncleaned condition with dark patina and some rust/pitting. Barrel tang, rear sight, and ramrod are absent. Stock shows average wear and use with scattered marks from handling, small crack in right side of forearm near upper band, and some roughness to the left side of the butt near the buttplate. Mechanically good except releases from half cock, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.