This is an authentic Pomeroy M1816 Contract Musket that was owned by a Confederate Soldier named Jarold Alphonso Humphrey. At then end of the war this weapon was used to guard Confederate Railways and Supply cars. It is in good shape and very handsome. 69 caliber that was converted to cap and ball during the war.
Directly behind the hammer is a strong stamp of 1832/US. In front of the hammer is a very faded spreadwinged eagle motif and a moderately faded L. The barrel is secured to what appears to be a walnut stock via two iron bands.All iron components - the barrel, the stock plate, swing swivel, the breech, etc. Have a dusky patina and have signs of pitting but are smooth to the touch and in appearance. I have detected no rust anywhere. The soldier's initials are hand carved into the stock! The ramrod is missing along with the original carrying strap. Overall, this is a very good piece that will be an outstanding addition to a collection. If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them. What I do no is that this is a very rare find at an extremely reasonable price. The item "Authentic Confederate Civil War Musket Nonworking Wall Hanger" is in sale since Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Reenactment & Reproductions\Photographs". The seller is "seriouscollector01" and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.