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01-30-2010, 11:04 PM
can anyone give me any info on this musket dated 1837. its said to be an original.the fella said its an original his ancestor carried.and I cant tell.he wants to sell it but I dont know what its worth.any info is appreciated...thanks cornbred
01-30-2010, 11:31 PM
I've seen similar going from 800.00- 1400.00 check some of the places like Arizona Swords, Lodgewood MFG. and Shiloh Relics also some of the auction site
01-30-2010, 11:34 PM
looks to me to be an 1809 Prussian Potsdam converted to percussion, I have one dated 1845 very similar.
01-30-2010, 11:50 PM
Seems rather pitted and dinged up.
Craig L Barry
01-31-2010, 12:36 AM
Potsdamer smoothbore musket, looks Belgian made. Not in very good condition, what collectors call "honest" meaning junk. As far as his ancestor carrying it, there were a fairly significant number of these babies in use early in the war when the alternative was pikes. $500 to $600.
01-31-2010, 07:12 AM
thanks yall. I will let him know what it is.but I dont think its something I need
01-31-2010, 09:18 AM
Pederosoli is making an "inert" flint lock version of this firearm at,
(sorry for the first incorrect web site posting, try this one)
Scroll down to "inert Rifles" and click on that,
then scroll down and click on "Prussian 1809"
Pederosoli list a number of these "inert" firearms. It is important to read the section on "inert" rifles to see what Pederosoli means by that.
Some of these firearm being made by, or for Pederosoli, may also be the ones being provided to Loyalist Arms under the Pederosoli name. You may cross check this info out by going to the Loyalist Arms web site.
This may also answer some of the questions you had regarding the Palmetto Musket you were asking about earlier.
I hope this info is helpful.
01-31-2010, 12:40 PM
Potsdam for sure.....sold a nice one a few years ago with the bayonet for $650.00. They aren't really very valuable but look nice for display with all the brass furniture.
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