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March 24, 2004

Still working the ammo post.

To keep you vultures happy, here's a pic of an 1842 musket converted from flintlock to percussion. The brass is where the flintlock pan was removed - and the barrel around the nipple shows characteristic wear from lots of firing. No documentation to prove it, but this is probably a Civil War veteran, from one of the western regiments of the Union army. The rifle itself came out of an estate in Iowa.