May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
Circa 1790, this diminutive fusil measures only 44" overall with a 12-5/8" length of pull. The tapered round barrel has two indistinct proofs on top, near the breech. The flat lockplate has a rounded recessed tail section, beveled edges, and a scalloped frizzen spring. The barrel is retained by four brass bands, the band at the muzzle is retained by a spring and features an elongated integral ramrod ferrule. Vacant oval wrist escutcheon retained by a brass pin in the center. The sideplate is of the British Short Land Pattern form, which was also used on many Dutch muskets during this time period. The brass convex triggerguard has a front finial also similar to a Short Land Brown Bess. The buttplate is flat and has a three-stage tang terminating in a ball. The full-length walnut stock is of Dutch form and features a relief beavertail around the barrel tang with an incised foliate design carved directly behind the tang. The fusil has a bayonet lug on the bottom of the barrel, towards the muzzle and iron sling swivels. Complete with its original iron ramrod and a well-fitted associated triangular socket bayonet. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Barrel retains a spotted brown patina with minor freckling around touch-hole. Lock retains a brown patina and is in its original flintlock configuration, cock spring very weak. Brass retains a dark mustard patina with some scattered minor marks from use. Stock very good with some minor hairline cracks and scattered marks. Bayonet retains a heavy brown patina with some corrosion. A very attractive diminutive 18th century fusil.
Barrel Length
.60 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Dutch Attributed
Cadet's Fusil
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $900.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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