November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This American musket closely resembles a British "Short Land" Pattern 1777 musket. The American manufactured round 42" .80 caliber smoothbore barrel is unmarked and has a bayonet stud mounted on top near the muzzle. The British Pattern 1777 lock has had almost all of its markings intentionally removed during the period, with only the crown over broad arrow stamp showing British ownership still present below the pan. The furniture appears to be mostly of American manufacture, closely copying a British 2nd Model Brown Bess. The trigger guard, sideplate and buttplate are American made, while the ramrod ferrules appear to be cast and from a British 2nd Model Brown Bess. The differences include the fact that there is no wrist escutcheon, no carved beavertail around the barrel tang, and no brass end cap. The American walnut stock closely resembles British form. Complete with its original iron ramrod and American-altered British triangular socket bayonet. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some areas of heavier patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly, retains a pleasing dark brown patina. Top jaw is a replacement. Brass retains a mellow patina and shows scattered marks from use. Stock very good with a few scattered marks from use and minor age cracks. Bayonet retains a brown surface as well. A very nice American musket that is mostly American made. PROVENANCE: Ex. George C. Neumann collection. DMG
Barrel Length
.80 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Flintlock Musket
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,612.50
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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