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I have this musket, and would appreciate any comments or valuations.

1861 Kentucky (?) musket (no rifling) , made by Bown and Sons, Pittsburgh, PA Enterprise. Bore dia. is approx. .50.

I acquired from family of original owner. Carried during civil war in battles in Mississippi (Corinth, Vicksburg, Tupelo, others). After the war the owner and this rifle traveled to Texas for a time during Reconstruction, and eventually returned to MS.

It is in original condition (no replacement parts or restoration has been done )and is fireable.

 

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James Bown (1823-1901) was an Englishman whose Enterprise Gun Works dated 1848-1883.
His guns were good serviceable quality and inexpensive.

Although your gun may date to the Civil War period, I would have guessed a bit later.

It obviously was made as a rifle, and if smooth bore may have been bored out, or just worn out.

Here is a page from their 1876 catalog showing similar halfstocks.
 

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