November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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According to "The Brown Bess" by Erik Goldstein and Stewart Mowbray, the Liege Short Land muskets are quite scarce and were produced 1778-1783. They saw extensive use and were specifically made for use in North America during the Revolutionary War. The round tapered, 41" long .79 caliber smoothbore barrel has a bayonet lug mounted on top towards muzzle. The rounded lockplate has a double-lined border and a single screw behind the cock. "TOWER" is engraved at the tail. In the center there is a large crown over "GR" and a crown is stamped below the pan. Standard brass Pattern 1769 furniture, including a flat sideplate, wrist escutcheon and trigger guard. The full-length stock is of plain walnut and has a relief beaver tail around the barrel tang. The comb was altered by American forces when captured and there are some carved letters into the buttstock on both sides. The musket is complete with a replaced iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel was shortened 1" during period of use and retains a heavy brown patina, with some minor corrosion around touch hole. Lock is a good professional reconversion and markings are very good, retains a brown patina. Brass retains a pleasing dark mustard patina and shows some light marks from use. Nose band and trumpeted ramrod ferrule are proper replacements. Stock shows scattered age cracks, chips, and marks from use. A very interesting and attractive Revolutionary War musket that certainly saw American use. DMG
Barrel Length
.79 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Short Land Pattern
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,600.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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