April 9th & 10th Premier Firearms Sale (MFIRE)
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Caliber .60 bore, Barrel length 39” with a rifled bore. The belly of the stock is stamped with a Confederate Naval “J.S.” and anchor. It is a Birmingham manufacturer dated 1862 Tower Musket. This percussion musket has three bands, brass for-end tip, ill- fitting replaced ramrod, lock is stamped “Tower 1862” with British crown. Barrel has English proofs, brass trigger guard and butt plate. Buttplate is company stamped “C43”. Stock has several military cartouche stamps on top of comb. Wood is very good with usual dings and abrasions with hairline crack on left side; two inches from butt and right side; one inch from butt. There is a small chip at toe. Lock, barrel, and hammer are dark patina with light corrosion. Working condition. These Tower muskets were widely used by the Confederate States during the Civil War. Examples of the “J.S.” anchor and shipping records can be found in the book “The English Connection by Pritchard & Huey”. There is no provision for a rear sight. These rifles were used by the militia men aboard the Naval Frigates. Extremely difficult to find any Confederate Navy marked long guns.
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Minimum Bid: $375.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,680.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
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