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Prussian Model 1809 "SAARN" Military Rifle MUSKET ~ .72 Caliber ~ SMOOTHBORE (German)

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Prussian Model 1809 "SAARN" Military Rifle MUSKET ~ .72 Caliber ~ SMOOTHBORE (German)  Guns > Rifles > Military Misc. Rifles Non-US > Other
Description: The Prussian model 1809 measures 56.5 inches in overall length with a 41.25-inch long barrel in a.72 caliber smoothbore.

The 1809 model lock plate has a curved tail that terminates in a small teat. This feature distinguishes it from the later model of 1839. Both models of 1809 & 1839 were manufactured at several German armories, Potsdam, Saarn, NEISSE & Suhl.

The barrel is secured to the stock by three brass bands retained by springs; the upper band is double-strapped. There are matching assembly numbers stamped into the bands as well. Sling swivels (now missing) were attached to the trigger guard and to the center band. The trigger guard, barrel bands and butt-plate are all of brass. Both of the finials on the trigger guard and the toe of the butt-plate terminate in a teat design.

The stock is of a light colored beechwood. Located on the left side of the butt is a recessed carved cheek-rest. On the breech area is the rear sight composted of a simple notched iron block mounted atop the barrel tang. The stock is chipped on the right side of the breech. The front sight is a brass blade soldered onto the strap of the top barrel band. Ramrod intact but damaged.

Records show that the U.S. Ordnance Department purchased approximately 165,000 Prussian arms of which 100,300 were identified as smooth-bores. All of the shipments arrived in late 1861 through early 1862 when the need for arms was most urgent. There were no known Confederate contract purchases of this particular model musket, although their acquisition through battlefield capture is most likely.

Condition Report: This example exhibits field usage. Has medium to deep pitting located in and around the bolster side of the breech area. The bolster clean out screw shows pitting as well as the screw slot being somewhat burred from many attempts of removal over the years. The nipple cone is in good condition and the lock action is still very crisp. All iron parts, barrel, lock & ramrod exhibit a medium-darkened patina. Brass barrel bands and butt plate are of a pleasant yellow color.




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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: (Other Ammo?)
Location: MA

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Item #: 920327419
Stock No.: ANTIQUE
Seller Since: Oct. 2012
Identity Verified ( Sterling, MA )
This seller is an FFL
City: west boylston
State: MA

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