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Zak93

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The sword I believe is a union Calvary saber ? And the rifle I believe to be a conversation from flint to percussion . Was curious if the musket would have been union or confederate . Or even was used in the civil war , I found a few things on Wickham online but I figured I share these with is you guys!
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This is what your musket - an M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia Model 1816 made in 1834 - looked like when it was manufactured

Your's has been 'sporterized' - the foreend wood removed, probably so that it could be used as a smooth bore shotgun for hunting purposes post-war. Looks like the barrel has been shortened some as well.

It's also been converted to percussion, but a suspiciously non-military looking hammer and drum. I'll leave the follow-on commentators to opine as to whether that was Confederate or not.

What's up with that chunk-of-musket in the back of the cabinet?
 

Zak93

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This is what your musket - an M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia Model 1816 made in 1834 - looked like when it was manufactured

Your's has been 'sporterized' - the foreend wood removed, probably so that it could be used as a smooth bore shotgun for hunting purposes post-war. Looks like the barrel has been shortened some as well.

It's also been converted to percussion, but a suspiciously non-military looking hammer and drum. I'll leave the follow-on commentators to opine as to whether that was Confederate or not.

What's up with that chunk-of-musket in the back of the cabinet?
This is what your musket - an M.T. Wickham of Philadelphia Model 1816 made in 1834 - looked like when it was manufactured

Your's has been 'sporterized' - the foreend wood removed, probably so that it could be used as a smooth bore shotgun for hunting purposes post-war. Looks like the barrel has been shortened some as well.

It's also been converted to percussion, but a suspiciously non-military looking hammer and drum. I'll leave the follow-on commentators to opine as to whether that was Confederate or not.

What's up with that chunk-of-musket in the back of the cabinet?
Thank you ! And it’s a part of a old 3 band enfield .
 
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Welcome and thanks for sharing these beauties! Looking forward to your perspective in our discussions! Enjoy!
 
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Either of these could've seen Confederate use, either by capture, or even by purchase. The saber's 1860 date meant that it might've been part of a shipment to a Southern state to arm its militia before the war began. The M.1816/1822 muskets were in Southern arsenals at the same time, both converted to percussion and others still in original flint.
 
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