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Help needed to identify a musket!

Article about: Hi ya all! I got this beautiful musket to my collection, but i have no any idea of it: maker, year etc. Could someone help? Only markings i have found from the gun, can be seen on the last p

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    Default Help needed to identify a musket!

    Hi ya all!

    I got this beautiful musket to my collection, but i have no any idea of it: maker, year etc.

    Could someone help?

    Only markings i have found from the gun, can be seen on the last picture...
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    What is the world's thinnest book? - War Heroes of Sweden :D

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    ILH
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    Default Re: Help needed to identify a musket!

    Hi,
    Lovely piece! It's not realy my field, but looks like a very well used and repaired Enfield musket (1850s). Try posting it in the weapons section of:
    Victorian Wars Forum • Index page
    They have been very helpful to me in the past.
    cheers, jim.

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    not too sure on the make but it looks like it was originally a flint lock musket that was converted to a precution lock.....alot of flintlocks were converted like this

    looking at the wide brass barrel bands to me it looks french
    Last edited by lee edwards; 07-21-2010 at 10:17 PM.

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    looks a bit like a brown bess or indian pattern Enfield

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    I've had a search on the net, and I'm pretty sure it is Swedish.

    I was going by the large screw head in front of the trigger
    guard, the straight trigger, and the rectangular sideplate
    which are all quite distinctive and unusual.

    Note the similarities - especially stamps/carving
    near the butt on this one in the link:

    Retting.com - Swedish M/1815/49 Percussion Musket



    A very cool piece.........!
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 11-22-2011 at 07:43 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Help needed to identify a musket!

    Swedish looks pretty convincing to me. It's definately not an Enfield.

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    I thought it might be one at first, looking at the comb/cheek rest,
    but the hardware and design looked very different
    compared to any Enfield.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks you so much for the info!

    Definitely it has lot's of similarities with that Swedish made musket, now I know what direction I have to put my search...
    What is the world's thinnest book? - War Heroes of Sweden :D

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    You will not have to search very far. The more I think about it,
    the more I'm convinced it is indeed a Swedish piece
    from the middle 1800's.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Help needed to identify a musket!

    Not sure what it started as but it was a flint. The percussion nipple place directly into the barrel was the quick way to do it. In the US that is called a Belgin conversion.

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