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Hello, I wasn't sure if I should have posted this here or on the US arms forum. But I've had this musket for quite some time. I know it's hard to give a price on things when you don't have it in hand, but I would like to have some advice on the value. I was thinking about selling or trading it. But I usually have a hard time getting rid of stuff. So let know what you guys think and if I need extra photos I'll try and post more.
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It’s a percussion conversion and metal finish is pretty rough, as many of these are. But it has a bayonet which is a nice bonus. Retail from a shop is usually high and I’d expect it to have a price tag in the 1k-1500 range. I’d also expect it to be sitting for a long time. I’d expect if you put it on Gunbroker it might only fetch $600 or so. Maybe as much as 800 but I frankly doubt it, and a good chance it sells for less than 6, too. Realistically there’s just not a huge demand for crusty muzzleloaders these days and values have softened a bit since Gettysburg made them more collectible in the 90s-early 2000s.
 

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Thanks for your opinions. I use to do Civil War reenacting years ago and that's why I picked it up but my interests have changed some what.
I do like how the number 7 is stamped on most of the metal. Not sure what the significance of that is.
 

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It might be an ok canditate for re conversion to flintlock. That maybe frown on but; this example is in rough enough shape. But then a buyer with that in mind is looking at this for a project. I simply dont see any serious collector value here. A person could probaably shoot it some. Then, old stocks and springs may not stand up to a lot of full charge shooting. My problem is I might be interested to buy a project and as such not ethical for me to hurt you or myslef with numbers online. Then if you do decide to sell, you can run an auction on Gun Broker and that sorts things out quick enough. Set a start point you can live with. Actually, I would like to know if it goes that route.

I agree 7 is an assembly number. Sometimes (usually) the lock parts have a similar number. It would not necessarily be the same 7 , but; some number to prevent hand fitted parts getting mixed up. You might look at the lock. I mean just as a curious owner. These guns take down pretty easy. Two screws on the lock and two on the trigger guard.
 

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if you do take it down, be careful not to chip any of the wood,
sometimes that will happen if you try to take parts off the wood,

I think Blackpowder gave you a good conservative number, re value,
does the lock work as it should, and is the bore serviceable, as in not pitted up?
 

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Good point.

That is right be careful (I wish I though to say that) , the lock can be gently tapped out using the 1/2 way loosened screws. And then watch very closely. Also if leaving the lock and pulling the barrel to clean a good idea to back off one turn on the two lock screws.
 

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Thanks for your opinions. The lock works as it should. Plus I've had the plate out of the wood before. I just don't remember if there's a number on it or not.
The metal on the butt plate and trigger guard is pretty rough, definitely been cleaned heavy with heavy pitting.
Overall it is what it is. I haven't done nothing with it. It just hangs on the wall in my living room.
 
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