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IRON MOUNTED PALMETTO MUSKET

 

IRON MOUNTED PALMETTO MUSKET

 

 

PRICE    $ 8,750.00

DESCRIPTION

A model 1842 Palmetto Armory musket. In 1852-53 the Palmetto Armory, located in Columbia, SC, produced 6,020 muskets on contract to the state of South Carolina. The muskets were .69 caliber smoothbores conforming to the M1842 musket currently being supplied to the Federal government.

.69 caliber with iron barrel bands. Lockplate is the "Spiral Tree" style marked forward of hammer with a Palmetto tree encircled by "PALMETTO ARMORY S*C" and behind the hammer "COLUMBIA/S.C. 1852".  Barrel markings are "V/P" above a Palmetto tree and on side flat "W.G&CO". Tang of barrel stamper "SC". Iron buttplate stamped "S C".

 

CONDITION

    An all original and unaltered musket. Metal is mostly bright with good markings on lock and barrel. The iron buttplate stamp is only a partial.  Ramrod is the original correct type. Wood is very good with the expected minor dents and dings from service. Mechanism is very good.

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