November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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An interesting, unit-marked example of a military musket of the type produced for use by volunteer militia units and also for commercial export to foreign countries during the last quarter of the 18th century. The sighted, 42" barrel is engraved 'LONDON' on its top just before private Tower proof marks consisting of two crown/crossed scepters, between which can be found a stamped ‘SP’. The plain, rounded lock is 1-1/4" x 6-1/2" and of the Windus form and has “CLARK” engraved between the cock and the hammer. The brass mountings are of the form used on Windus pattern muskets produced for the Honourable East India Company (for which Clark was a major contractor) and also on the Tower P1793 India musket. They include a sideplate stamped with ‘116’ (which is also stamped in the wood just before the buttplate tang, on which is engraved "N-Y" and "52". There are four brass ramrod pipes, the first of the two middle pipes being of the flared “Pratt Improvement” form. The original ramrod bears a "116" engraved just behind its button end and the sling swivels are also original to the piece. CONDITION: The lock is in original flint configuration and in good working order, cleaned and bright finished, while the barrel has been rebrowned; the stock with the usual small dings and bruises, possibly also refinished. JLK
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
42"
Caliber/Bore
.75 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Clark
Model
Brown Bess
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,600.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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