A fellow RSO dropped in the range yesterday while I was on duty. He just had to tell someone about the garage sale find he stumbled upon.
It was an old black powder musket, marked as made in the 1830’s somewhere in Prussia. Since both sides bought muskets form Prussia during the Civil War, that is probably how this rifle came to the states. It had a crack in the stock and a small chip out in the wood, but otherwise was in good shape.
The best part? It was a wall hanger and cost him $10…
What a find.