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Well used State of Georgia Confederate P53 that more than likely caused many a blue coat unbearable grief. The butt plate has the engraved number 1483 which is listed on the Bill of Lading of the Confederate blockade runner Gladiator. This particular musket was purchased by the agent Major Edward C. Anderson under the direction of Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown. Records indicate that the order was shipped from England on November 6, 1861 aboard the blockade runner Gladiator. The iconic book, THE ENGLISH CONNECTION outlines the British Arms and how they were marked for identification. The stock has the letter G for State of Georgia located on the rear of the stock forward of the butt-plate. Also at the tip of the trigger guard are the remains of the JS anchor mark as shown in my photos. Interestingly the ram rod also bears the engraved number 3360 that does not match the number on the butt plate. The gun is in overall attic condition showing heavy use. All the metal parts including the brass parts display a almost black deep untouched patina. The lock-plate is strongly marked E.P. Bond London as is visible. The barrel retains remnants of the rifling obscured by pitting from use in the field. The rear sight does not remain as often seen on Confederate used muskets.
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
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