Item #009: Wickham m1816 Type 1 Musket
Scarce m1816 Type 1 Transitional musket in “National Armoy Brown” finish by Marine T. Wickham. This is one of 5,000 muskets from Wickham’s 1822 contract. The “National Armory Brown” lacquer finish was meant to be done for Type II m1816 muskets, so seeing it done to a Type I m1816 is rarely encountered. The “V/GF”is from George Flegel’s stamp who inspected the last of Wickham’s contract on April 29, 1823.
This would fit wonderfully in any collection of Pre-Civil War firearms or of U.S. flintlock muskets.