Musket M1809/39 from Danzig

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Hi

I search information about prussian percussion musket M1809/39 popular named "Potsdam" produced by Arsenal in Danzig (now is Gdańsk) and used in Civil War time.

I interesting pictures guns with markings on this, special with mark U.S. Property or Confederate and other added after import to U.S.

Regards: PJB

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https://forum.odkrywca.pl/topic/764917-kgl-gewehrfabrik-danzig/
 

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Howdy from San Antonio, Texas!

Danzig/Gdansk vs Potsdam on that one... If you decide to shoot it, know that for a an inherently inaccurate smoothbore, these are capable of some mighty fine shootin'! I've seen it, so I believe it! Neat old musket. Hope you get some history about the specific example you've got.
 
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Hi

Thanks all for answer.

For clarification: I'm from Poland and sometimes I write hobbistic articles about history (but in polish only).
Currently deals with the history of rifle factories from Gdańsk.
I search this materials for short articles about this guns and their history. Because is a small information about this.
Marking on gun is just an example what I search.
 
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There were about 165,000 Prussian muskets purchased by the U.S. and about 110,000 of those were smoothbore. I assume that some of those were manufactured in Danzig.
Prussian muskets were among the arms transferred to the state of Ohio by the federal government in 1863 for use by Ohio National Guard (militia) and those were stamped OHIO on the stocks.
 
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Of course before when asking on forum I making little research for this thema.

This is my basic information:

1. Rifleman Q&A : Civil War Import
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/5/15/rifleman-q-a-civil-war-import/
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2.MUSKET, RIFLED - GERMAN MUSKET MODEL 1809 PERCUSSION CONVERSION .72
http://ww2.rediscov.com/spring/VFPC...g/DETAILS.IDC,SPECIFIC=13257,DATABASE=objects,

3. book - Civil War Guns
https://archive.org/details/Civil_War_Guns/page/n3

And of course most pictures from some other forums and auctions, but I have not yet grouped them and described them.

That's why I was counting silently that I would go to other information not published until then :smile:
 



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