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This is a French produced 18mm Fusil d'Infanterie de 18 mm Modèle 1842. The French Model 1842 was a percussion musket which remained in use until 1870. This particular specimen has no surviving markings, they have all been obscured by oxidation. The musket has some light wear. The half-cock was not holding when the gun came in but has been repaired. However, it may let go if the trigger is pressed too hard.. Otherwise the musket’s action works normally.
The original cone was heavily damaged so a new one has been put in to replace it.
The stock has light-moderate handling marks, compressions, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is a very light crack on the left side of the forend, ahead of the front barrel band by the barrel. Also, there is a ding ahead of the rear barrel band on the bottom of the forend above the ramrod’s provision, there is a light crack on the left side of the stock adjacent to the top-tang, there is a ding at the tip of the butt-plate’s top-tang, a light crack extends from the right side of the top-tnag to the lock, there is a crack from the bottom of the lock that extends to the trigger guard, there is a ding at the rear barrel bands spring and a small chip at the bottom of the forend just behind the nose-caps spring. The LOP is 13” from the trigger to the rear end of the butt-plate. The butt-plate is coated in oxidation and has some light handling wear. For its age though, the stock is in good condition.
A nice and affordable addition to any historic arms collection.