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Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Lot 1311: Wickham Model 1816 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

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Wickham Model 1816 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket with Bayonet
Estimated Price: $750 - $1,000
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Serial #Wickham Model 1816 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket with Bayonet ManufacturerWickham Model1816
TypeMusket Gauge54 Catalog Page134
Barrel36 Inch Round FinishBrown/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is an example of a U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Musket that was manufactured by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia c. 1828. This musket is finished brown and has the sling swivel mounted on the front of the trigger guard bow. The lock has a detachable brass flash pan. The musket has a black walnut stock with low comb that is characteristic of the Model 1816 Musket. The lock plate edges are beveled forward of the hammer and rounded behind it. The lock is marked "US/M.T. WICKHAM" in front of the hammer and "PHILA/1828" behind the hammer. The barrel is marked "LS/JM/P" at the breech and the tang is dated "1829". The left stock flat has two visible oval cartouches and the buttplate tang is marked "US". Complete with an iron button end ramrod and "US" marked socket bayonet.

ConditionFair as refinished and remarked with much of the brown finish remaining. The lock shows evidence of cleaning and having been remarked. 6 inches from the breech end of the barrel appears to be a repair and a small dent. The stock is fine with a few minor chips and minor age cracks, as well as some scattered dents and scratches. The flats remain sharp. The markings are clear. The action is fine. The bayonet is good with an aged patina and some light oxidation.
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