Whitney Model 1808 Ship's Musket
.69 caliber, 42" barrel length, markings on lockplate in N. Haven. Markings at the end of the muzzle 11325 and "M." The top of the buttplate is marked "26." Cartouche marked on left side of stock above the sidelock in script "JN" above "MS" stamped in the stock. Walnut stock with browned barrel, barrel bands, trigger guard, trigger, hammer, frizzen, sidelock and lockplate. Has a brass marine butt and button-head ramrod.
Provenance: A.C. Daum
The musket is in very good condition. The stock is excellent with only minor nicks and dings. All the metal has been lightly cleaned leaving a speckled pitting that is starting to blend to a brown patina. The markings are all sharp and crisp. The bore has some pitting, but can clean to better. Overall condition is very good.