Antique Belgian Export Cadet Musket,
.69 caliber, 27-1/2" barrel,
percussion conversion lock, walnut, brass
Part Number: AAS-986
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Price: $750.00
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This antique Belgian Export Cadet Musket is a smaller scale musket for cadets. It has all the features of a early 19th century musket, relieved muzzle for a socket bayonet, sling swivel mounts, and metal ramrod. The lock and barrel were originally issued with an armory bright polished finish. All of the surfaces have developed a gray-brown patina. The brass has also aged to a dark patina. The walnut stock has many dents and marks. The ramrod is missing and the bore is dark on this small musket. Weight is 4.3 pounds with a 10-3/4" trigger reach, this musket was designed for a young boy.

The .69 caliber smooth bore barrel is 27-1/2" from the muzzle to the breech. With well over 170 years of use the bore of the barrel is dark and pitted. The top of the barrel just ahead of the nipple is stamped with a Liege, Belgium proof mark. The barrel has aged to a gray-brown patina. The nipple was installed directly into the breech end of the barrel, in the cone in barrel technique commonly used on 1840 era conversions in Europe. No rear sight is fitted. At the muzzle a small lug is installed for attachment of a bayonet.

The walnut stock shows many dings and scratches from over 170 years of handling. We note a 2" long crack in the forend extending back from the brass muzzle cap. A 1" long crack is found in the same location on the left side of the forend. The front barrel lug appears to be broken loose as the stock has aged and it has some squish. The brass buttplate has aged to a dark patina. It is retained with two screws and a pin secures the comb to the top of the buttstock. The right side of the buttstock is stamped with a cartouche mark that reads Dresse-Laloux & Co. They were an arms company in Liege, Belgium, one of the original (1886) companies in a group that ultimately became today's FN Herstal.

Our bottom view reveals the rounded toe of the walnut stock and the brass triggerguard, which has also aged to a dark patina. The triggerguard has a British influence with a hazel nut front final. The rear sling swivel is mounted to the forward boss of the triggerguard. The front swivel is mounted through the forearm, and rests against the middle ramrod pipe. The two ramrod pipes and entry pipe are all brass. The ramrod pipes are similar in form to those used on late Brown Bess muskets. The metal ramrod is missing from this musket. A British Baker rifle style brass sideplate is inlet flush into the stock, to accept the two lock bolts.

The lock plate was originally flint lock that was converted to percussion. The frizzen and spring screw holes were filled during the conversion. The barrel appears to have originally been built has a percussion musket. Many surplus flintlocks were converted to percussion for use when manufacturing muskets during the mid 1800's. The lock has a strong mainspring and secure half cock and full cock notch. The nipple appears to have been in the barrel for a long time, and we have not tried to remove it. The single trigger is pinned to provide a smooth release of the lock.

An interesting Cadet Musket that has a wonderful original patina. This small musket will make a great military display piece for your collection. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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Ball puller, steel screw, .69 caliber brass collar, 10-32 thread
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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
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one 8 oz. tin
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Shooting patches, .010" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, wonder-lube
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Ramrod, 7/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
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Timothy Pickering's Tool,
for flint muskets,
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