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Guns for Sale - Potsdam -- Prussian Original C W 1809 Musket-Beautiful-L@@K

Guns For Sale : Pre-1899 - Other - Item# 6406395

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Potsdam Prussian Original C W 1809 Musket-Beautiful-L@@K
Winner: P****7
Current Price: $765.00
Seller's BuyItNow! Price: $1,000.00
Quantity:1 lot
Auction Closed:February 1, 2005 21:25:13 PDT
Auction Type:Basic Style
History: 29 Bid(s) ($0.01 starting bid)
Seller: eaglesnest (view feedback)
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Location (State): Kentucky (KY)
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Prussian Model 1809 "POTSDAM" Musket - Civil War Import

NO LICENSE REQUIRED, UNLESS YOU LIVE IN A STATE THAT REQUIRES ONE FOR ANTIQUE OR BLACK POWDER!

Another Rare Beauty from the Hills of Kentucky. This is a Prussian Model 1809 that "I" believe was made Suhl, and is known as the "Potsdam" Musket. It is 56.5 inches in Length, the Barrel is 41.25 Inches long, and "I" believe it is . 72 Caliber. This beautiful and original musket has the Proper "F W" on the barrel, the curved tail on the lockplate that terminates in a small teat. As well, the finials of the brass trigger guard and the toe of the butt-plate terminate in the proper three pointed ends. Furthermore, it has the original trumpet-shaped ramrod, and the end is drilled and tapped for the attachment of a worm or ball puller. No major pitting or rust on this beauty, the Brass is a mellow color that only time can make, the wood is absolutely beautiful. It is an original and beautiful musket, with no buggered screws, and the only thing that I know that is wrong with it; it is missing the two sling swivels. Other than that, this is as nice as one would see in a museum. Pedersoli sells the Reproduction of this Beautiful and Original Musket from $800.00 and up - Why buy a Reproduction when you can have the ORIGINAL??

The Research on this Beauty indicated that the U.S. Ordnance Department purchased approximately 165,000 of Prussian arms, and 100,300 were identified as smooth-bores. The following are some of the facts that were noted during this research: Weapons Issued to Missouri Union Militia Organizations by the Missouri Quartermaster General, 1862-1865 The annual reports of the Missouri Quartermaster General during the Civil War include information about weapons furnished to and returned by Missouri Union militia units (although this summary does not account for all weapons issued by or returned to the Missouri Quartermaster General). The following sources in the collection of St. Louis Public Library were consulted in preparation of this report: Missouri. Quartermaster General Office. Annual report, 1862/63- 1865. St. Louis, 1863-1866. Central-RB 353.9

Weapons returned to the Missouri Quartermaster General in 1865 by various unspecified Missouri militia organizations (MoQMG65- 148-149) included, but were not necessarily limited to, the following items:

Prussian muskets (.72 caliber)- 3,704

Following is a list of weapons issued to specific Enrolled Missouri Militia and Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia units by the Missouri Quartermaster General during the period 1862-1865 and returned by them during the period February 28- December 31, 1865.

69th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia turned in 175 .58 U.S. muskets (.58 caliber), 67 Austrian muskets (.58 caliber), 36 Enfield smoothbore muskets (.58 caliber), 152 U.S. muskets (.69 caliber), 216 Prussian muskets (.72 caliber), 695 bayonets (type unspecified), and 36 Enfield saber bayonets in 1865 (MoQMG65- 148-149).

69th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia turned in 78 U.S muskets (.58 caliber), 30 U.S. muskets (.69 caliber), and 60 Prussian muskets (.72 caliber) in 1865 (MoQMG65- 148-149).

69th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia (Company D) turned in 50 Prussian muskets (.72 caliber) in 1865 (MoQMG65- 148-149).

69th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia (Company D) turned in 100 Prussian muskets(.72 caliber) in 1865 (MoQMG65- 148-149).

Compiled by Thomas A. Pearson Special Collections Department St. Louis Public Library

On 16 July, 1861, the untried Union army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell, 35,000 strong, marched out of the Washington defenses to give battle to the Confederate army, which was concentrated around the vital railroad junction at Manassas. The Confederate army, about 22,000 men, under the command of Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, guarded the fords of Bull Run. On July 18, McDowell reached Centreville and pushed southwest, attempting to cross at Blackburn's Ford. He was repulsed. This action was a reconnaissance-in-force prior to the main event at Manassas/Bull Run. Because of this action, Union commander McDowell decided on the flanking maneuver he employed at First Manassas. Result(s): Confederate victory Location: Prince William County and Fairfax County Campaign: Manassas Campaign (July 1861) Date(s): July 18, 1861 Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell [US]; Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]

31st NY Inf. Regt. (Colonel C.E. Pratt) [882 men, Prussian 1809 SB Musket

29th NY Inf. Regt. (Colonel Steinmehr) [805 men, Prussian 1809 SB Musket

4th NJ Inf. Regt. (Lt. Col. R. Clark) [1,283 men, Prussian 1809 SB Musket

3rd NJ Inf. Regt. (Lt. Col. B. Davis) [1,082 men, Prussian 1809 SB Musket]

11th MA Inf. Regt. (Colonel Clark) [704 men, Prussian 1809 SB Musket

12th NY Inf. Regt. (Colonel B. Smith) [937 men, Prussian 1809 SB Musket

Furthermore, and I am not going to clutter the page any longer, but, the 4th Iowa Infantry Regiment, used the Prussian 1809 Musket at the Battle of Pea Ridge, in Arkansas. Therefore, it is fact that the Prussian 1809 Musket did deliver its rounds in the Civil War - Have fun and Bid with Confidence

All should know by now that I do not deal in junk, and I try to supply enough photos from various angles to give you the complete picture of the item. As well, I attempt to give you any background information that I may have on the item and as a complete description as I can. I do this primarily in order for you to make an educated bid on what I have for auction. I do it for my benefit as well, for, I am a buyer as well as a seller, and truly understand that it is very hard to place a bid on an item that you have no information about, or, enough photos to at least see a little of the condition. Furthermore, I do not shine, polish, or use a cover up wax, oil, etc. on any of my auctions.

I am not responsible for any injury to the buyer, and/or other persons, for any act performed by or with any item that I have for auction. All of my Auctions are sold as Collector items only, unless otherwise stated - All Firearms must be checked by a competent gunsmith or qualified person prior to attempting to fire them. Please look at the photos and ask any questions prior to bidding on this Beautiful and Rare Prussian Musket......WHAT A DEAL!!!!

All Items will be securely packaged, insured, and shipped to the address you indicate. Shipping is set at a flat rate of $25.00. The price listed herein is for the Lower Forty-Eight (48) United States. Prices may be higher for Alaska and Hawaii - As well, any and all International Customers that the United States is ALLOWED to ship ANY FIREARMS to (Including Antique & Black Powder), must contact the seller at boxw@ispwest.com , to ensure that the transaction is legal and to obtain an accurate shipping charge.

NOTE: BY PLACING YOUR BID ON THIS ITEM, YOU ARE CERTIFYING THAT YOU ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE - OR - OLDER, AND IT IS LEGAL FOR YOU TO OWN THE SAME IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE. AS WELL, IF YOUR STATE RESTRICTS AND/OR REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A LICENSE/PERMIT/ETC FOR AN ANTIQUE OR BLACK POWDER FIREARM - IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE LAW AND FORWARD THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENT(S) WITH YOUR PAYMENT.

Thanks for looking, have a nice day and please take a look at the other fine items I have for Auction......

GOD BLESS AMERICA - WE LOVE OUR FREEDOM

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