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1866 musket
January 5, 2020
3:21 pm
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I have mod. '66 musket ser#23346. This gun has all the features of a 3rd mod. (location and style of ser#) etc. and according to the red book muskets were not offered until after #25000. The gun has clearly not been messed with, what am I missing here.

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January 5, 2020
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Harry,

The earliest one in old research I have is 19657 and the next one is 25038 then from 31147 on there are a lot of them. I would say your gun is correct since there is no incentive to fake a musket.

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January 5, 2020
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 According to the Bill West book muskets were introduced in 1869 and produced in quantity in 1870. Bob's old research backs that up. I have a carbine very close to your s/n and it's number is on the bottom of the lower tang. T/R

January 6, 2020
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I'm glad to hear there are other muskets out there with ser#'s below the 25000 range. It's always nice to have a piece with a twist to the norm, makes it a little rarer I think.

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