This original Civil War artifact is a .69 caliber percussion rifled musket ‘manufactured’ in 1861 by the Philadelphia firm of P. S. Justice. Philip S. Justice purchased weapons from various contractors in American and Europe, many of which were then stamped with Justice’s mark and sold to the Federal Government. This musket is In very good overall condition, one of almost 2,200 muskets contracted by P. S. Justice early in the war to meet the needs of the Union army and his deliveries were among the fastest from any American arms producer during the war.
This single-shot muzzleloader is the P.S. Justice Second Type model that has brass mountings (likely from Lehman) including a patchbox (likely a Sharps) and brass barrel bands, no barrel springs and the distinctive double-curved brass triggerguard. Most likely this is a J. Henry & Sons musket that was sold to Justice and stamped with the Justice mark. Round barrel measures 39” long and is fitted to a black walnut one piece stock. Barrel is missing the two-piece rear leaf sight but does have the front sight. Barrel surface has a beautiful chocolate-brown patina with significant pitting at the rear of the barrel, obscuring the barrel stamp “P.S. JUSTICE / PHILADA”. Lockplate has the “P.S. JUSTICE / PHILADA” stamp and has the same matching chocolate-brown patina, as is the high-spur hammer and nipple bolster. Mechanics are strong. No proof marks visible. No cartouches. Walnut stock surface is light and appears uncleaned with a consistent patina overall. A seldom seen P. S. Justice contract .69 caliber rifled musket with character.
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