|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||12 lbs|
|Packing and Materials||$48.00|
|Auction ends||September 22, 2020 7:45 PM MDT|
|Current high bidder||No one has bid yet.|
|Current high bid||No one has bid yet.|
|Next minimum bid||$450.00|
|Overseas Shipping||Seller Ships Overseas|
|ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE:||$750.00|
|$1 - $100||$5|
|$101 - $250||$10|
|$251 - $1000||$25|
|$1001 - $3000||$50|
|$3001 - $6000||$100|
|$6001 and above||$200|
This originally was an Austrian Model 1842 musket three band rifle with barrel length of 72.5 inches, but now is a short barrel (17-1/8th inches) carbine. The lock shows, behind the hammer, the double headed Austrian eagle symbol; no markings are visible in front of the hammer.
The stock is of European beech and it has been cut just ahead of the rear band in a skillful way, adding a brass or copper tube to accept a ram rod (not now present). This never had a rear sight, and there is no front sight – not needed - this would have been the equivalent of a big bore sawed off shotgun, just point and fire.
The lock works crisply in both half cock and full cock. The barrel has old crud and rust in it. There are a couple words written in pencil in the wood of the stock underneath the barrel. The they be Austrian or they may be English – I don’t know.
Tens of thousands large caliber smoothbore Austrian muskets were imported by both North and South. The Southern armorers cut down damaged long arms for use by cavalry and troops short of weapons. The Northern armies, after the first months of the War, had no use for cut-down muzzleloaders, but these were used by confederate cavalry up to the end of the War.
This one does not have the commonly seen wood erosion or chipping, and the wood fits fully against the metal. This is an attractive civil war arm, simple but deadly, a nice additional to your collection.
I may offer this locally, so consider using the Buy it now Feature.
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