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48th North Carolina Musket by Pomeroy With "N. CAROLINA" Marking
Item #: A2843
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This gun has a cool look and history! This is the model 1816 pattern military musket made by the firm of L. Pomery of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The lockplate has the "L. POMEROY” maker’s mark in front of the hammer. Behind the hammer it has the production date of "1832”. The action catches on the both of the positions. The barrel is now 31-1/2 inches in its current configuration compared to full-length at the original 42 inches. You can still see the proof marks at the breech of the barrel. What really makes it special is that it is marked "N. CAROLINA". This marking lets us know that it wodul have been sent to the state of North Carolina. Also at the base of the barrel it has the remnants of the matching production date of 1832. This one would have started out life as a flintlock and was converted to percussion. They used an Enfield like pattern hammer with a drum style bolster. It has a very southern look to the conversion. These .69 smoothbore muskets were utilized by soldiers of both sides during the Civil War because it is what they had when the war broke out. The stock of this gun has a pleasing 'been over the mantle for eons" look. As you can see the dark American walnut wood has a well worn look. The front side of the shoulderstock has had a cool looking horse painted and you can tell it was long ago., On the left flat of the shoudlerstock it has the owner's name "W.A. LOVE" nicely carved into the wood. The records show that William A. Love was a 20 year old farmer from Union County, North Carolina. On march 20th 1862 he enlisted in Company "I" of the 48th North Carolina Infantry. The records show that he was promoted to the rank of Corporal on October 31st 1864. He was taken Prisoner on April 6th 1865 at Farmville, Virginia and held in Newport News, Virginia on June 27th 1865. During that time this regiment had an impressive battle history that included Gaines Mill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Petersburg. It has a period replacement wooden ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel. This is a cool weapon from North Carolina for the price of what an Average condition C.S.A. costs these days.

Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$2,850.00 USD

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