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Misc. Non-Excavated
Hank Jr. Collection 1819 Dated Harpers Ferry Model 1803
Item #: A105
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Here's your chance to own a gun that has lived 2 lives! This gun was originally produced in 1819 at the famous Armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. You can still see their maker's Mark and production date behind the hammer on the lock plate. In front of the hammer it has the droop wing style Eagle with the "US" lettering below. This gun was originally manufactured as a .54 caliber flintlock rifle. These were officially known as the US model 1803 flintlock rifle. This is the later production of which they only manufactured 15,703 guns of this style. This one has the full-length barrel that measures 36 inches in overall length. The bore has been bored out to approximately .61 caliber and is now a smoothbore. What is special about this gun, is that it was converted to percussion and the conversion is the pattern that is illustrated on page 82 of the 3rd Volume of George D. Moller's book, American Military Shoulder Arms. This is the pattern that was converted by the Lancaster, Pennsylvania firm of Henry E. Lehman. His firm altered 3,826 guns for the state of Pennsylvania in 1862 and 1862. They have a very distinctive conversion method. They trend the flintlock breech block off of the barrel and added a large distinctive breech with the percussion system. The hammer is very distinctly made and as you can see the hammer screw is quite offset. The stock of the gun has the original 1 piece Walnut wood with a very pleasing appearance all over. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lock plate it still retains the original Harpers Ferry Arsenal inspector stampings. These guns are beautifully designed with the brass for the ramrod channel guide, nosecap, trigger guard, buttplate and patch box. The patch box still opens and closes just as it should. Underneath the barrel, it has the old. Replacement ramrod that appears to have been with the gun for eons. For the last several years this gun has been in the collection of country music legend, and our friend, Hank Williams, Jr. I helped get it for him about 15 years ago at a gun show. Now it is your chance to own a wonderful gun from a historic collection.

Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$3,250.00 USD

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