Tom Nixon has long been considered to be one of the best builders of reproduction muskets in the country. Tom retired from musket building a few years ago; making guns like the one pictured below a real rarity. This Whitneyville Plymouth was built by Tom in 2010. It is in mint condition with a beautifully-crafted, lightly figured American Walnut stock that only has one or two minor handling marks. Nixon applied his cartouche to the left side lock panel; as he did on all his muskets.
The lock was made by master machinist Rich Cross, and is a perfect copy of the original Plymouth locks. Cross has retired from lock building, making this piece a rarity. The action is perfect with the hammer holding solid on both full and half cock. The match grade barrel was made by Dan Whitacre and Nixon applied a period correct 1863 date stamp to the top breech flat as well as the proper VP and EAGLE proof marks. The rear sight was machined by Rich Cross and the front sight was made slightly taller than originals to allow for target shooting at 50 yds. The bore is mint with no rust or pitting.
All the furniture, with the exception of the ramrod, is original and in excellent condition.
This musket is sure to be the pride and joy of any shooter or reenactor. Tom Nixon guns are of the highest quality and this is the only reproduction Whitneyville Plymouth that we are aware of. It is a perfect replica. Don't miss out on this one.