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South Carolina Palmetto Armory Musket

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Our Price: sold

South Carolina Palmetto Armory Musket recently discovered in Florida. 69 caliber smoothbore with a 42-inch barrel. Lock has deep and well struck markings. Barrel has WM. Glaze with VP over Palmetto tree proof. No barrel date but not sure it ever had one. SC marking on butt plate. Q marking on belly of stock forward of trigger guard. This ' Q' marking has been noted on English Confederate arms. See photograph of page 118 from 'The English Connection' by Russ Pritchard and C.A. Huey. It is probably the mark of a southern arsenal.

 

Metal parts of musket all have a smooth grey color with only minor pitting confined to bolster area. There are vice marks visible on barrel and barrel tang. Stock is sound with numerous dings and scratches having been lightly sanded and refinished. Nipple is a modern replacement. Ramrod is for a rifled M1842 but appears to be original to this gun.

 

This is a fine example of a Palmetto musket with above average markings and a very nice price to boot.

 

 

 

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