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Lot 285: City of Philadelphia Percussion Conversion Model 1816 Musket

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Documented Scarce City of Philadelphia Percussion Conversion Model 1816 Musket with Remington-Maynard Lock and Socket Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Documented Scarce City of Philadelphia Percussion Conversion Model 1816 Musket with Remington-Maynard Lock and Socket Bayonet

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1856
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 41 1/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 291
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

This musket is shown and discussed on page 51 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. 3" by George Moller who noted, "About 1,300 flintlock muskets altered with Remington-Maynard components and sporting hammers were purchased by the City of Philadelphia in 1861." "1856" dated lock and "CITY/OF/PHILADA/A.W" marked breech. Also marked "GTN HIST SOC" for a historical society on the barrel and stock. Includes a socket bayonet and leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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