September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
True first pattern Model 1763 Charleville muskets are very rarely encountered, and most that do exist have had their high combs cut down or modified. Many out of date Model 1763 muskets were provided by France to the Continental troops after the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777. The musket features a round barrel, tang with partially visible "Mo 1763" engraved on it,and bayonet lug mounted on bottom, near muzzle. Flat lockplate and reinforced cock; center of plate has partially visible markings. Walnut stock of familiar French form and high comb. The iron furniture is the standard Model 1763 hardware , sideplate is stamped "R", otherwise unmarked. Stock retained by three barrel bands. The back band does not have a spring and front band is trumpeted. Still retains the scarce sheet iron upper ramrod channel cover and original ramrod. Very good condition, overall. Barrel retains brown patina with some freckling around the touch-hole. Lock is probably a very well-done professional re-conversion; functions well and retains a brown patina with some corrosion. Furniture retains an even brown patina with some heavier surface patina. Stock good with scattered marks from use and a later coat of finish. A very nice and homogeneous looking 1763! A receipt which accompanies this musket shows that Walter purchased it in an 2015 auction for $17,250.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
45"
Caliber/Bore
.69 Smoothbore
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Charleville
Model
1763
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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