Antique Associates at West Townsend


US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet
Date/Period: 1822-1837, displays EARLY mark
“M.T. WICKHAM” in arc over “PHILA


US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, right facing

Measurement: 42”, .69-caliber round barrel

Material: Black walnut stock

Condition: Stock is crisp and clean, nice color; any trivial dings commensurate with age
and use. Action is tight and smooth.

Additional Information: This first model, type 1, 1816 musket was made by M.T.
Wickham in Philadelphia and is an original flintlock; 42”, .69-caliber round barrel
secured by barrel bands. Early production marks, “M.T. WICKHAM” in an arc over
“PHILA”; buttplate tang is unmarked …barrel marked with sideways “F” over “P” over
“US”. Standard type I features including flat beveled lockplate with rounded tail, forward
bend at frizzen top, brass pan and low stock comb. Lower swivel attached to frontend of
trigger plate forward of bow by means of a lug; bow is integral to trigger plate. Barrel.
Bands, and sideplate in smooth bright finish with minor speckling; lockplate and cock in
dark finish with some fading to smokey gray.

Inspector’s marks: on left behind sideplate plateau, “V” surmounting “GF” for George
Flegel [sometimes Flegal] who assumed inspector’s duties in 1815; active 1815-1823.
Most of the weapons he inspected were Made in the Philadelphia area. See pp. 75/76
of U.S. Military Arms Inspector marks by Anthony Daum and Charles Pate. Mowbray
Publishers, Rhode Island, 2016. The “F” mark on barrel may well be that of Flegel, see
page 74 of the same book.

$6,000.00

1390-4


US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, left facing

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, lock plate

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, address

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, tang

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, marks

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, side plate

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, butt plate

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, bayonet

US Model 1816 Musket, Type I by M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia, & Bayonet, trigger guard


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