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M-1809 POTSDAM MUSKET, NEISSE 1846, CIVIL WAR USE

M-1809 POTSDAM MUSKET, NEISSE 1846, CIVIL WAR USE

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M-1809 POTSDAM MUSKET, NEISSE 1846, CIVIL WAR USE - Prussian Flintlock converted to Cap & Ball, known as the 'Potsdam', though this is marked for the city of Neisse, retains the Royal barrel and stock marks. 39" barrel, 54" long overall. Good condition. The Union imported about 100,000 of these smooth bores of about .71 caliber in 1861-1862, when the need for arms was greatest. David Noe, a historian of imported Civil War imported arms, notes that these were among the first arms to arrive from Europe, beginning in August, 1861, and reaching 42,000 delivered by the end of 1861, a time of critical shortages of arms for both sides of the conflict.

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M-1809 POTSDAM MUSKET, NEISSE 1846, CIVIL WAR USE

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