MUTZIG M-1816 (FLINTLOCK CONVERSION) PERCUSSION MUSKET
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This Mutzig Model 1816 type conversion was manufactured in 1822 and converted from flintlock to percussion in 1829. The barrel is smooth bore, has a bayonet lug and is in very good condition and looks to be 70 caliber. There are various numbers and inspectors marks as well as the date 1829 stamped on the barrel and the tang is stamped 1822. Some of these firearms made their way to the U.S. and were used by Confederate troops during the American Civil War. It has the original ramrod.
There is a small circular wooden plug on the right hand side of the stock. A hole was bored in the stock and then holy water was dropped in and then plugged. In this way the bodies and souls of the troops were protected.
The barrel is 29 3/4 inches long and overall length is 45 inches, weight is 6 pounds
I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.
Comes with Professional Appraisal.
Because this pistol is an antique is does not have to be registered in Canada or the USA.