Here's a great choice for the reenactor or shooter. This French M1822/1840 is in great condition and features a glass bedded breech and N-SSA SAC card, making it ready for some serious usage.
The M1822/1840 was imported by both the North and South at the beginning of the war, and references to these weapons, as well as a host of other French guns can be found in countless ordnance records made during the war.
This musket is in great shape, with a nice condition stock with no major chips or cracks. The stock features a replacement forearm which has been neatly spliced under the rear band; hiding the seam. The barrel channel has been full glassbedded so there should be no concern about the forearm separating from use in the field.
The lock is in great shape with good markings and a solid half and full cock. The barrel is full length and features a great bore with only a few areas of light surface rust.
The furniture is all original and matching with the exception of a reproduction ram rod.
This is a great price to own a rare original musket for a price that is comparable to a stock reproduction Armi Sport 1842. This musket also includes an N-SSA Small Arms Committee "SAC" card, making it legal for N-SSA competition.