P.S. Justice Musket - From the Gettysburg Battlefield, accompanied by letter of Provenance. Bottom of the stock is engraved with "JH / 1812". Lockplate is marked “P. S. JUSTICE / PHILADA”. Barrel band is marked with sub-inspector "U".
This .69 caliber percussion rifled musket manufactured in 1861 by the Philadelphia firm of P. S. Justice. In very good overall condition, this longarm is one of almost 2,200 muskets contracted by P. S. Justice early in the war to meet the needs of the Union army and his deliveries were among the fastest from any American arms producer during the war.
Inventory Number: RIF 024