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Confederate M.A. Baker altered flint lock pistol
Item #: TB178
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Seldom encountered M.A. Baker Fayetteville, North Carolina alteration of a M1836 Waters flintlock pistol. M.A. Baker , a Fayetteville, North Carolina gunsmith was known to have altered a number of arms for the State of North Carolina and the Confederate Ordinance Department in 1861 and 1862. His work is distinguished by his distinctive hammer style and his method of bolster alteration from flint to percussion. Also distinctive is the secondary number stampings on the inside of the hammer, in the wood opposite the lock and on the underside of the barrel. There is some evidence that this style alteration was also utilized at the Fayetteville arsenal also. An example is shown on page 193 in CONFEDERATE RIFLES and MUSKETS by Murphy and Madaus and also the secondary numbering system Baker used on page 72 in the same book.
The pistol is mechanically fine and retains an overall brown patina throughout. The lock is sharply stamped A.Waters Millbury Mass. and dated 1839 and marked US over JCS and P on the top of the barrel. The wood is fine with the exception of erosion around the nipple and bolster from firing as shown in the pictures. The most affordable of any Confederate firearm on the market today.
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price $2,495.00 USD

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