This original M1809 was built to resemble a battlefield pick up Cavalry conversion. This .72 caliber rifled musket is all original with the exception of a few interesting "musketoon" components that were added recently. These types of cavalry conversions were often done by Confederate arsenals (like Richmond) on damaged guns that were picked up on the battlefield. This makes this musketoon a perfect candidate for any Confederate Cavalryman.
The stock is in great shape with no major cracks of splits, and a minor repair behind the tang. This is a modern repair though, and should hold up to some shooting. The buttstock has a few dents from time spent in the saddle
The lock holds solid on both full and half cock and has a nice even patina overall. The barrel is roughly 27" and features a M1841 Mississippi rifle-style blade sight. The bore rifled and in fair with some spots of very light pitting.
The furniture is in nice shape and matches the musket in both quality and patina. The custom made captured ramrod is full length.
This musket is an obvious choice for any reenactor who wants "something different", with a price that's less than an Italian reproduction!