Susat Civil War Antiques


    Palmetto 1842 Musket

    In April 1851, William Glaze entered into contract with the state of Sout Carolina to provide 6,000 musket, 1000 Rifles and 2000 Pistols and Cavalry Swords and Artillery Swords.  The contract stipulated that weapons be manufactured in South Carolina.  The contract stipulated that the weapons be the current patterns in use by the United States.  The Palmetto Armory was born.

    This example is full length and all origional.  The metal has a pleasing brown patina with some areas of scattered pitting.  The lock is marked with the Palmetto Armory and a Palmetto tree.  Behind the lock is marked Columbia SC  1852.  The barrel has the V P over a Palmetto tree.  And on the side flat is Wm Glaze & Co.  The buttplate had an SC where the US is on a trypical 1842 musket.  the barrel bands are Brass which is quite distinctive.  The stock is solid with some dings and brusies but solid and has a good appearance.   These were in storage in South Carolinia and usually saw hard service.  This is an above average example of a scarce southern musket.