May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
For another example, see pages 122-131 of "The Brown Bess" by Erik Goldstein and Stuart Mowbray. There were 110,000 or less produced between 1778 and 1783 and they are scarce, according to the authors. These muskets were made for use in America specifically, due to high demand for weapons during the Revolutionary War. This example has seen heavy use and the markings on the barrel are no longer visible. The Liege-made lock has engraved double line borders and a large engraved crown over "GR" in the center, a stamped crown beneath the pan and "TOWER" at the tail. Standard brass Short Land Pattern furniture; the wrist escutcheon is a crude period replacement. The plain walnut stock has a relief beavertail around the barrel tang and a period repair of a square nail on each side of the barrel tang. American iron ramrod is original. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a pitted brown patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, cock does not hold. Lock markings are partially worn. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina showing scattered dents and marks from use. Stock shows American initials carved on right side of buttstock and an area of loss to wood behind pan. Stock shows heavy wear and the last 17" of forestock replaced. A nice example that certainly saw heavy use during the American Revolution. DMG
Barrel Length
41 - 1/4"
.82 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Liege Contract Short Land
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,560.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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