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Musket, U.S. Model 1808, Contract Musket by Leonard of Canton, Massachusetts - SOLD

"US" in an oval surmounted by eagle over R.C. Leonard in front of the hammer is clear;

The tail of lockplate is marked vertically in arch CANTON over date 1811. The barrel is marked on left side US over sunken cartouche having EAGLE over CT, this mark over “V”. Left side of stock, just behind sideplate shows a faint inspector’s mark. Stamped in stock at trigger guard tang is found: P. BLAKE. Original ramrod and functioning sling swivels; the barrel is smooth Smokey gray displaying scattered mottled plumb-brown speckling allover; shallow dark pitting centering the touchhole; all other metal parts in good surface. Wood is smooth and in fine condition, displaying good depth of patina and rich color; the initials JP over three short horizontal incised lives [likely for thumb-grip] are scratch-carved aft of barrel tang. The tumbler and sear are not catching, so the action needs work; mainspring appears to be replaced as does the cock-screw.

DIMENSIONS: 44.25”-barrel length, approximately 59.25" total length. The lockplate shows assembly numbers and the initials “SC”.


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