May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This early and interesting c.1770 American made fusil has an early British barrel, early imported British lock, Germanic Jaeger-style trigger guard, a Brown Bess "swell" at the ramrod entry ferrule and British form to buttstock, a full American-made sheet brass sideplate and was made without a buttplate. The 40" carbine bore barrel is round with two stages and partially visible British proofs on the left side. There is a bayonet stud mounted on top, towards muzzle. The early lockplate is flat and engraved with scroll designs. Features an unbridled pan which is inside stamped "T KETLAND/ *". The brass furniture includes a Germanic trigger guard with engraved scrolls and shell designs. Nearly identical trigger guards have been found on Bucks County rifles dating prior to the Revolutionary War. The brass sideplate is unengraved and shows a high copper content. The ramrod ferrules are of American manufacture, with the foremost pipe trumpeted in the British style. The fusil was made without a buttplate and the plain cherry stock has very nice British form to the buttstock and a Brown Bess style "swell" on the forend. Complete with a slightly short period iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains an even brown patina with some scattered pitting and wear. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, mainspring is loose and needs adjustment. Brass retains a very dark mustard patina, tip of rear trigger guard tang is absent. Stock retains a pleasing original surface with scattered marks from use and minor hairline cracks. An attractive American fusil in very nice untouched condition. DMG
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
40"
Caliber/Bore
.67 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
New England
Model
Fusil
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,320.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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