1838 Pattern Tower Musket,
.75 caliber, 39" barrel,
percussion, walnut, brass,
assembled from TRS parts, used
Part Number: AAP-556
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,699.00
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The 1838 Pattern musket was the first official British percussion musket. The musket features a hooked breech with keyed barrel and George Lovell designed back action percussion lock. This replica musket was assembled from parts cast by The Rifle Shoppe and is a excellent reproduction of a early percussion British military arm. The percussion period saw the development of three British smoothbore musket patterns. The 1838, the 1839, and the 1842. The 1838 was a new design, the 1839 was an attempt to save money by recycling converted locks into percussion muskets. The 1842 used a front action lock and was the last percussion smoothbore British musket pattern.

The .75 caliber smoothbore barrel is 39" long including the breech. The bore is mostly bright with a few scattered speckles, no roughness is noted with a cleaning patch. The barrel has a smooth brown finish with a few scattered handling marks. The barrel is fitted with a military style blade front sight. A flat top rear sight is fitted just ahead of the breech.

The walnut stock is dense straight grain, selected for strength. The stock has a few small handling marks, with the largest sign of use a large chip around the rear most ramrod pipe pin. This chip is purely cosmetic. The barrel is secured with three wedge keys and a hooked breech to allow for easy cleaning.

Trigger reach is 13-1/2" and this musket weighs 8.8 pounds.

The buttplate has a short rounded comb mounted with a single screw. The breech end is fitted with a round hooked breech tang with a color case hardened finish.

The musket has a rounded toe. The triggerguard is nicely mounted with two screws in the grip rail and one in the front final. The rear swivel is mounted through the front of the triggerguard bow. The forward swivel is positioned to rest against the body of the forward trumpet shaped ramrod pipe.

The lock plate is marked RL Manufactory Enfield with a crown over VR. The lock plate also has a small crown broad arrow and a 1842 date, noting the year of manufacture. The lock is attractively color case hardened and works well with a crisp half cock and full cock notch. The breech is fitted with a stainless steel nipple.

The sideplate is a simple washer style to support the single lock bolt. The sideplate and buttstock both have a few scattered handling marks from use.

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