September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
Modified to take a grenade-launcher cup, this variation is quite rare in any condition. For an identical specimen, see page 71 plate 69 of De Witt Bailey's "Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms: 1718-1763." This piece was bought by Walter from Ed Charol in the mid-1960's. Ed acquired it at a London auction. Originally, it came from the Royal United Services Institute Museum in Whitehall. The aluminum tag nailed to the left side of the wrist is commonly seen on arms owned by that museum. The musket has a round steel barrel with rings near the muzzle to retain a grenade launching attachment, which was fitted to the muzzle using a bayonet-type socket. The top of the breech is marked with ordnance proofs and retains generous amounts of black finish. The flat lockplate is in its original flintlock configuration and the plate is engraved in the center with a large crown over "GR" and stamped with the small crown over broad arrow proof mark below the pan. The tail is engraved with the date 1745 and "JORDAN." The musket still retains its two forward most ramrod ferrules, original and of cast brass. Original sea service sideplate and triggerguard. A portion of the deteriorated and wormhole damaged stock remains, including the beavertail carving around the barrel tang. The remaining brass components retain a very dark patina. The barrel retains a dark patina with much of original black finish. Lock is in excellent condition with clear markings and retains a mostly grey patina with some darker areas. This is a nice "as found" remnant of a rare sea service variation.
Barrel Length
.75 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Sea Service Pattern 1738
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,040.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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