.69 caliber, 44.5" round barrel. Top of barrel marked with a "P," under "RP," the mark of Rufus Perkins. Dated 1814 near the breech. Lockplate is shaped and sized like the 1808 contract musket with rear tit and dated 1814 Bridgewater. In front of the hammer is marked eagle with "US." Flat-style lockplate with reinforced flat-style hammer. Rounded pan, frizzen spring has a finial; frizzen is reinforced with extra metal to enhance sparking. Brass mounted with walnut stock.
Touch hole has some pitting that spreads upward and onto the barrel. The barrel has a smooth dark brown patina, with good clear markings. Lockplate and hammer have dark brown patina with sharp and crisp markings. Stock still retains most of the dark patina; stock has some nicks and dings. Brass has nice tarnished patina. There is an old repair to the area on the left side behind the nosecap. The wood is cracked about 6" back from the nosecap on the left side. Overall this is an excellent musket.