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Of course before when asking on forum I making little research for this thema.

This is my basic information:

1. Rifleman Q&A : Civil War Import
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/5/15/rifleman-q-a-civil-war-import/



2.MUSKET, RIFLED - GERMAN MUSKET MODEL 1809 PERCUSSION CONVERSION .72
http://ww2.rediscov.com/spring/VFPC...g/DETAILS.IDC,SPECIFIC=13257,DATABASE=objects,

3. book - Civil War Guns
https://archive.org/details/Civil_War_Guns/page/n3

And of course most pictures from some other forums and auctions, but I have not yet grouped them and described them.
 

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I think it would be nice to put some oil on that rust .It wont hurt the value . Mlne is still flint.
Agreed.

I might add that the markings on the tang of the butt plate - "109. 3JR. 11C." are Prussian indicating that it is weapon 109 assigned to the 11th Company of the 3rd Infantry Regiment.
 

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Here is a Danzig-made M-1809 U/M (Umgeändertes Modell - "converted model", from flintlock to percussion) musket dated 1821 from my collection. Originally made as a flintlock musket, these guns were converted to percussion in Prussia starting in 1839. Because a few years later Prussia introduced a breech-loading rifle-musket (the "M-1841 "needle gun") for its army, these old smoothbore muzzle-loaders ended up in militia ("Landwehr") units. This gun is marked as weapon number 1091 of the 21st Landwehr Regiment, 4th Company. By the time of the US Civil War, an even newer breechloading rifled musket (M-1861) was coming into service in Prussia, so the Prussians were happy to sell these obsolete muskets to the US for use in the early stages of the Civil War.
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Originally I thought that the date on the lock plate of the musket in the second post was 1887, but that is not possible, because production of this particular model stopped in 1838/39, but I see from the link that the actual date is 1837.
 
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