Author Topic: Percussion altered Springfield Model 1840 flint musket  (Read 987 times)

Offline WESTbury

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Re: Percussion altered Springfield Model 1840 flint musket
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2020, 06:46:38 AM »
Update on plugged vent holes.

Plate #45 of James Hicks book U.S. Ordnance shows cross sections of percussion altered barrels. The cross section of the Belgium Plan shows a pin rather than a screw.

Don't know why I did not look at this book sooner.



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Re: Percussion altered Springfield Model 1840 flint musket
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2020, 03:39:46 PM »
Westbury,

Thank you for the updates. Very interesting stuff!

Matt
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Re: Percussion altered Springfield Model 1840 flint musket
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2020, 04:08:46 PM »
Also included in Hick's book on pages 79-80, published in 1940, and regurgitated by Pete Schmidt and George Moller whose books were published in 2007 and 2011 respectively, is the ordnance correspondence related to the percussion alteration of flint muskets and rifles.
"We are not about to send American Boys 9 to 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian Boys ought to be doing for themselves."
President Lyndon B. Johnson October 21, 1964