ORIGINAL .69 CALIBER TOMPION – LONG VARIATION –
ca. 1858 AS ISSUED WITH THE PRE-1855 CONVERTED MUSKETS –
VERY SCARCE: As pictured and documented on page
328 of Gun Tools, Their History and Identification
Volume 1, Shaffer and Dorsey, this .69 caliber
tompion is believed to be the first pattern U.S.
regulation tompion intended for use with the flintlock
muskets converted to percussion during the 1853-1858
Measuring 3 7/8” long, and featuring a single slot, this
tompion is in excellent condition and shows no sign of
wear or use.
This is a scarce specimen and one that would display
well with your Civil War conversion musket. (1209)