Our Price: sold

Fine and Rare Palmetto Armory Rifled Musket. Caliber .69 with a 42" rilfled barrel. Only a smaill percentage of these smooth bore muskets were converted to rifled muskets as is this one, which also entailed the additon of a fixed rear sight, which is present here. The markings on breech side of barrel include 'S.C.' which is seen only on a small percentage of these arms. "V" over "P" over Palmetto tree are well stamped and discernible as is the rare variant "W.G&CO" at breech of barrel. There is no barrel date on breech tang and never had one.

Lock is smooth and gray with crisp "Palmetto Armory, S*C" around a Palmetto tree forward of the lock and rear of lock is well struck "Columbia/S.C 1852". Buttplate also has "SC" surcharge.

Very good overall condition, complete and original. Quite fine for a surviving Confederate long arm. Metal is smooth and gray with areas of staining and pitting. Bore shows very discernible rifling with apparent little use as there is little pitting at bolster. Buttplate is gray with scattered scratches, scuffs and dings, scattered staining and pitting and exhibits adeeply struck "SC" surcharge. Stock is sound except for longitudal crack in the lock escutcheon area.