Here's an excellent example of an extremely rare British infantry musket. The Pattern 1839 musket was the first percussion musket issued to the English infantry. Originally destined to be assembled as an updated version of the flintlock "India Pattern" Brown Bess, the Ordnance Department opted to assemble the roughly 30,000 sets of finished parts into a new pattern percussion arm; converting them via a "brazed bolster" bolster and a simple percussion lock. These arms were generally considered a "stopgap" measure to arm the military with percussion guns before the pattern could be updated again only a few years later to the pattern 1842; a purpose-built percussion arm with a newly designed bolster and lock.
The P1839 saw extensive service in the Crimean War and was also purchased by the Confederacy during the first 12-18 months of the Civil War. The long service life of these guns, combined with the British Ordnance Department's willingness to export them commercial makes them extremely rare on the modern collector's market; with shootable examples like this one even more difficult to find.
This particular Pattern 1839 is in very good shape. If features an excellent stock with crisp edges and no cracks, chips or rotten spots.
Its lock features excellent marks and a very solid half and full cock.
It's smoothbore, .75 caliber barrel is full length with great markings and some minor pitting around the bolster. The bore is good with no major pitting.
The furniture is all original and matching. The ram rod is full length and original to the musket.