Two (2) Civil War era guns, likely Taylor family battlefield pickups from around Hamblen or Grainger County, Tennessee, including U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle" by H. Deringer. 1st item: U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle" by H. Deringer, R. & J.D. Johnson, N. Starr, and S. North., .62 caliber. Percussion conversion from flintlock musket, walnut stocks, round barrel, brass trigger guard, butt plate, and patchbox to right side of buttstock, front sight, possibly original ramrod. Lockplate reads "US S. North". Paper label with ink numeral reading "12" to forestock, partial paper label reading "Flintlock Musket changed to Cap-lock for use in war C.S.A." to right side of buttstock. Barrel length – 36 1/2". Overall length – 53". Note: A total of 38,200 were made between 1817 and the early 1840s This example is one of 7,200 made by North between 1824 and 1829. Note: Corresponding notation on Taylor inventory list reads "C.S.A. Flintlock Musket changed to Cap-lock for use in war 1861-65 from A.X. Shields." 2nd item: Barnett, London, percussion carbine, .60 caliber. Lock plate marked "Barnett, London" with DOVER and crown proof, five pointed star escutcheon, top of breech. Walnut stock, round barrel, brass trigger guard and butt plate, front sight, possibly original ramrod. Left side of buttstock incised with initial "R", right side of buttstock incised with initials G WM." Barrel length – 21 1/2". Overall length – 37". Both items mid/third quarter 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The relic musket is on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia). CONDITION: Both items in relic, as found condition.
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