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Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition
1802 – First year of manufacture…
Date/Period: 1802


Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, right facing

Measurement: Overall: 59”, barrel length: 44”, .72-Caliber

Material: Walnut stock

Condition: Excellent original condition, minor small wood chipping at barrel tang; stock
looks to have never been cleaned. Barrel displays mostly smooth brown color. Action is
tight and smooth. Original flintlock remaining in scarcely
encountered untouched condition.

Additional Information: The lockplate with flat face, beveled edges and pronounced
teat at rear of plate is signed… stamped “VIRGINIA” in Roman capitals between
hammer and frizzen spring beneath which is displayed in script letters “Manufactory”.
Stamped vertically at rear of lockplate is found “RICHMOND” above date “1802”.
Stamped on the top of rear barrel band in very small font is the date “1812” likely added
when the gun was put back is service for War of 1812. The gooseneck cock with flat
face and beveled edges terminate in a modified curl; cap screw is pierced and slotted.
The flash pan with rounded bottom and fenced to rear is integrally forged to backplate.
The ramrod with button head is correct. We, nor highly respected scholar/authors do not
know of another example date “1802”. This is an extremely rare musket remaining in a
most high state of originally.

$20,250.00

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Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, left facing

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, lock plate

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, lock plate detail 1

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, lock plate detail 2

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, butt plate

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, tang

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, side plate

Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Musket, Original Configuration & Condition 1802 – First year of manufacture…, right facing


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