September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This early Long Land Pattern First Model Brown Bess banana lock measures 6-15/16" long. It features a rounded lockplate with double line engraved borders and an engraved British crown over "GR" in the center. The tail is engraved "JORDAN/1745" vertically with early "US" surcharge stamped over it. Below the pan is a small crown over a broad arrow, proof-marked to show British government ownership. The back of the plate is marked with a crown over "7", "R", and "EI" for maker Edward Jordan. This rare "US" marked lock was certainly captured by American forces during the Revolutionary War and marked to show Continental ownership. Although French locks and muskets are more frequently encountered with "US" surcharges, English muskets and locks are very rarely encountered. The cock and cock screw are period, but probably replaced, as they have a slightly different surface and the screw and face of the cock show a small gap. The lock is in excellent condition with crisp markings and spotted grey patina, overall.
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SCARCE AND EARLY "US" SURCHARGED BROWN BESS LOCK DATED 1745.
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,040.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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