November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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For a nearly identical example, see plate NE 40 on page 75 of "Flintlock Fowlers" by Tom Grinslade. The rifle in the book and this example both have the same form and are stocked in figured maple, both have pewter nose bands, identical locks, identical trigger guards, brass sling swivels, identical buttplates, and the same narrow beavertail carving around the barrel tangs. This musket has a round 43" .69 caliber smoothbore barrel with faceted breech section and a tapering top flat. A bayonet lug is mounted on the bottom, towards the muzzle and the barrel tang has a sight groove, exactly as the example in the book. The blacksmith forged American lockplate is flat with beveled edges and is unmarked. The brass furniture includes a British military-style trigger guard with brass sling swivel, a full flat sideplate, buttplate with long four-stage tang and four ramrod ferrules with the foremost one trumpeted. The nose band is pewter and the front sling swivel is brass. Fine figured maple stock of New England form showing English influence and carved with a relief beavertail around the barrel tang as well as a molding along the ramrod channel. Complete with its original iron ramrod and an associated American socket bayonet. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a spotted brown patina. Lock functions properly and appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture retains a mustard patina, showing some minor scattered marks from use. Stock shows minor chipping around barrel tang and a few thin splinters absent along barrel on both sides. A very attractive Medad Hills attributed musket. DMG

Item Dimensions: 60"
Barrel Length
.69 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Medad Hills, Attributed
Flintlock Musket
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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