9/13/23 - This is a Deringer Model 1817 “Common" Flintlock, designed by the iconic pocket pistol creator Henry Deringer. Manufactured as part of the first contract for these Model 1817 musket, a total of 13,000 of these rifles were produced in multiple variations between 1817 and the early 1840s. These muskets originally used a flintlock action, but were later modified to percussion caps and used during the Civil War. The stock is damaged and missing a lot of material between the middle barrel band and the nose cap. Metal is in decent condition for its age, but is heavily pitted towards the receiver and has retained almost none of its original finish. There are also some pieces missing on the receiver like the percussion nipple. Bore is dark and pitted. Antique, so no licensing required.