FW Saarn “Potzdam Musket” in .71 black powder with a single shot capacity and a 41″ smooth bore barrel. Made in 1830 with a 1831 caplock conversion. Metal butt plate with heavy wear and metal oxidation. Marked on the top of butt plate “34 R” a crown with a “W” under it. Walnut stock, heavy wear scuffs, scratches and missing wood at the top of receiver and a large chip on the lower left side behind hammer. Lock and plate, metal oxidation and heavy wear throughout. Mechanics seem to be working and hammer and caplock are very tight with metal oxidation all-over. Left side brass receiver plate is marked “17”. Smooth bore barrel, deep patina, moderate metal oxidation and pitting. Barrel marked “17” “1830” a crown with “FW” underneath. Fixed sights are in working order with metal oxidation. Trigger and brass guard, scratches, dings and metal oxidation. Marked on the tail “AU” “17”. Brass barrel bands, heavy patina, oxidation, scuffs and scratches, with the center band being a little loose. Bore, very light metal oxidation needs a good cleaning. Ramrod is very tight in the rifle and has its lower end mauled, marked “17 137” “22C” “23”. This smooth bore black powder musket is an “Antique” and ships direct to buyers home no FFL required. Oversized shipping charges apply because of its overall length.
Sold For: $290.40