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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1798 style percussion conversion contract musket - $1150.00

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M1798 style percussion conversion contract musket. Has early style "long" wrist and triggerguard with projections front and rear, but the furnishings are built much lighter than federal standards required. 44-1/2" round barrel. French style lock with initials CP at rear and initials CP in wood opposite lock. Two antique tacks are installed behind the barrel tang. Eagle-P sunken proof in barrel. Metal parts have an uncleaned patina overall with uncleaned rust, and with some pitting in the barrel breech area. Upper sling swivel absent and lower band spring was broken off long ago. Stock shows a smooth attractive patina overall with a chip by the rear lock screw, some wear from cap flash at the breech, a couple minor chips in the lock mortise, and some minor chips to the forearm edge and ramrod channel. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.