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Lot 304: Two Documented U.S. Percussion Rifled Muskets with Bayonets

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Two Documented U.S. Martial Percussion Rifled Muskets with Bayonets

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

A) Deringer Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Henry Deringer Rifles And Pistols
Model: 1860
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 1/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 314
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:

Deringer rifle-muskets are described on pages 348-351 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III" with the lock of this exact musket pictured on page 350. Includes US socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling.

B) Harpers Ferry Model 1816 "Belgian" Conversion Rifled Musket

Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines
Model: 1816-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 314
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:

"1822" dated lock and "1823" dated barrel tang. Initials "JTP" carved on left of buttstock. Background on rifling alterations of muskets is described on pages 22-26 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III" with the lock and hammer of exact musket pictured on page 23 next to the caption, "Several reassembly numbers were stamped into this Model 1816 (Type II) Harpers Ferry musket when it was percussion altered and when it was subsequently rifled." The muzzle of this exact musket pictured on page 25 next to the caption, "The ramrod heads of arsenal altered and rifled muskets were cupped for the semi-pointed minie bullets." Includes US socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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