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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2009 11:40 pm
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Johan Steele
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"Old pattern" would refer to the M1816/22 conversions. At the time of Gettysburg the 116th PA shows only M1842 muskets in .69 w/ the Regiment... so even midwar range the M1842 would be appropriate. It is probable that upon mustering they were given what was available which would have included the M1816/22 percussion conversions and as newer arms became available they were issued.

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