Scarce Antique MAYNARD Conversion of M1816 Musket
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Location Columbia, MO 65203
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Scarce Antique MAYNARD Conversion of M1816 Musket

Civil War Tape Primer Update to Flintlock Musket

Here we present an antique Remington Maynard Primer Conversion of a U.S. Model 1816 Musket, performed by Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1857. The Model 1816 Flintlock Musket was the largest production of U.S. flintlock muskets, with over 700,000 made between Springfield and Harpers Ferry Armories, and many thousands more made by 16 different contractors. By the late 1850s, many of these arms were being updated using various percussion systems, most receiving the typical cap fired conversions. However, other conversions were also being tested, and Remington was contracted to make 20,000 Maynard Tape Priming locks in 1856. Instead of the small fulminate filled metal caps, Maynard Tape was a roll of paper that was impregnated in spots with fulminate. The primary advantage was that the soldier did not have to fumble with tiny caps, because a small wheel inside the lock dispensed primers from the paper roll. This was the system adopted for the Model 1855, and it made sense to update still serviceable flintlocks using this method. However, only about 20,000 of these conversions were done, and the U.S. government eventually chose to go with the cap system when they produced the Model 1861 and 1863 for service during the American Civil War. Most of these various conversions undoubtedly saw combat due to weapons shortages on both sides.

This example received a long range folding rear sight. The lock is marked “REMINTON/ILION N.Y./1857/U.S.”

This piece is in relic condition, fantastic for display in a collection.

Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Barrel is 42 inches in length.

Caliber: .69

Overall condition as seen in photos.

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10.00 Pounds