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Posted: May 22, 2010 4:39:49 am
Carol Hendrych

We recently had an estate sale of my parents and in cleaning out the house we found a 1857 A. Wurfflein muzzleloader with City of Philadelphia inscribed on it.  My husband believes it is a 69 caliber gun.  It is a total of 58" with 40" of it being barrel. We think it may be civil war era but an looking for any information one may have.

Posted: May 23, 2010 2:11:04 pm
Marc Schwalm

there are several muskets with the Wurfflein/Philadelphia stamp:
- the German Navy musket 1849 (barrel: 37inch)
- the Prussian M 1809/UM (barrel: ca 41 inch)
- US M 1812 (or better:standard musket of 1815) (barrel: 42inch)
I could tell more if I would know the lockplate markings and the material of the barrel bands (brass or iron).
Best regards,
Travis answered with a shell and a rousing rebel yell

Posted: Oct 22, 2010 5:10:53 pm

I have recently come into posession of an A Wurfflein ?Shotgun Musket? with 1816 stamped on the sidelock...any info on this gun would be great!


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