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Hi all,
Hoping everyone is staying safe during the pandemic !

I wanted to take your expertise and advise on a musket I’m seeing going for an online sale

but I couldn’t figure out the model or much of details

can you help? Also it is presented as an original and my gut is more inclined to being a replica

appreciating your advise!

thanks
Tarek
 

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I think it's a non-firing replica of no particular model. I'm almost certain it's just for hanging on the wall and looking authentic to the average eye. A variety of things give this away, but the most telling is that the cock seems to be one solid, cast item. Meaning, the cock jaws don't move. I suppose it probably can be "cocked" and the trigger releases it, but it's not a real musket.
 

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I guess that I'm never just going to understand how anybody can imagine for one minute that something that looks like this - pristine in every respect, with black locks, barrels and accoutrements, could ever be taken for a real live antique firearm.

I reckon that here days so few people have really gotten to handle the real thing that the art of determining that it's fake has been nigh-on lost.
 
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