Approximately 37,125 of these Type II muskets were manufactured at the Virginia Manufactory in Richmond for the State of Virginia to arm their militia from 1812-1821. This is one of approximately 2,508 manufactured in 1821, the last year of production of these muskets. The lock is marked "RICHMOND/1821." at the tail and "VIRGINIA/Manufactory" (faint) at the center, and has a correct brass flash pan standard on post-1818 production examples. Small half moon assembly marks on various components inside the lock. A large "H" is carved into the right of the buttstock. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes a socket bayonet marked "16" on the socket, and a reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Good with mottled gray/brown patina, moderate flash pitting, slightly worn lock markings, and scattered mild spotting. The original brass flash pan has been polished bright. Stock is good as sanded and re-oiled with some light scratches and chips, an absent section to the right of the barrel tang, and carving as mentioned above. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is also good with mild pitting.
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