This is a
very nice unfired gun that was made by Richard Colton.
It is patterned after an original in the Springfield
Armory National Historic Site. The original had a 42"
barrel where this one has the 38" barrel. The original
was also U.S. surcharged.
The parts were
acquired from The Rifle Shoppe except the lock which is
a reworked Loyalist Arms. The springs in the lock are
forged and not cast so they should hold up to many years
of use. The barrel is by Colerain. The bayonet lug is
properly dovetailed and brazed in place for strength.
The gun is marked with all of the correct inspector's
stamps as well. The bayonet is a 1742 Pattern but would
be correct for this musket. Wood to metal fit is
This is an excellent copy of a rare
early musket and would be great for British sailor
It could even be U.S. surcharged as
the original for an American impression.
Weight is 9 lbs.
Pull is 13¼".