.72 caliber, 29 inch barrel, excellent+ bright bore, lock plate is the early style with "pointed tail", lock plate and nipple bolster are marked with royal "K", barrel has regimental markings near tang, stock is in very good condition with scattered handling marks, no cracks, brass furniture has untouched mellow patina, iron surfaces have mottled plum brown surfaces, original folding rear sight and blade front sight, original sling swivels, ramrod and bayonet lugs, Number 454 appears on the barrel, barrel tang, lock, rear sight, trigger guard, butt plate, and side plate.
Seldom seen northern European military rifle. Originally produced as a flint lock (Model 1803) for the Norwegian military under Danish rule. They were converted to percussion in 1841 and again in 1851. Both retained the original dog lock. This rifle is in the 1851 conversion group of which about 300 are known. Most all on the continent.