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Pattern 1839 musket by Barnett of London


A solid Pattern 1839 musket by Barnett of London. The Barnetts were a dynastic family of gunmakers from 1750 to around 1900. They made many arms for the colonial markets and were also a large supplier to the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

The .75 calibre, smoothbore barrel measures 39 inches with the whole arm measuring 55 inches. Proof marks are still quite visible.

The plain lock is marked ‘BARNETT / LONDON’. The action is in very good working order. As expected from much use there is noticeable pitting around the barrel and nipple. There is a noticeable protrusion of the forward lock plate retaining screw.

The brass furniture is in good condition, including the three rammer pipes. The sling swivels appear period replacements.

The full length stock is in good condition with some staining and handling marks but no noticeable cracking.

All in all a very good example of an early colonial percussion trade arm. An interesting note in history; pattern 39 and 42s, military muskets were used by the British at the storming of the Eureka stockade.

Sold as a collector item only.

Price includes shipping in Australia, lay buy available.

Stock No. L54

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