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FROM THE BOOK! 1818 Virginia Manufactory Musket with Robinson Alteration
Item #: A2527
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Here is one cool gun! This gun has more history than Canada! This gun started out life as a militia musket that was made by the famous Richmond Virginia Manufactory. On the lockplate it has the bold "VIRGINIA" as well as the Richmond production location and 1818 original date of manufacture. This one would have been a flintlock when it left the factory. What makes this fine original gun even more special is that it was converted for Confederate use by a famous Southern gunsmith. This is the ACTAUL gun that is illustrated on page 620 of the book by Madaus and Murphy on Confederate Rifles and Carbines. At the time the gun was illustrated it was in the collection of legendary Confederate collector Lewis Leigh. They explain how this gun was converted from flintlock to percussion by the firm of Samuel C. Robinson in Richmond, Virginia. He is best known for making the Confederate version of the Sharps cavalry carbine. In the book they show the total where he altered muskets for the Confederacy in 1861 and 1862. For their notes on this particular gun they state how the barrel was trimmed to a length of 30-1/8th inches witht he stock trimmed accordingly. These Robinson conversion alterations have a very distinctive bolster added to the breech of the barrel. The parts of the gun have the "11" lot numbers stamped into the metal. The mechanics of the lockplate still catch well on all positions. The stock of the gun has a gorgeous dark tone with a lot of character. This is a wonderful early Virginia made musket with the Confederate percussion conversion by the Richmond firm of Samuel C. Robinson.

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