October 30, 2019 The Collection of Steve & Marcy Hench
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2019
Possibly Pennsylvania. Three stage, unmarked iron barrel with bayonet lug mounted on bottom near muzzle. There is a sight groove at the breech extending into the shaped tang. Early French lock with beveled edges and a molding at the tail, marked in the center "B (Fleur-de-Lis) C". The brass furniture, including the trigger guard, sideplate, buttplate, and ramrod ferrules mimic those found on a 2nd Model Short Land Pattern Brown Bess, but are completely of American manufacture and are fabricated. There is a brass heart escutcheon on top of the wrist secured by a brass pin in the center. The maple stock is carved with relief panels around the lock and sideplate as well as with a pointed beaver tail in relief around the barrel tang. There is a slight bulge behind the ramrod entry ferrule. Complete with a period iron ramrod and American made triangular socket bayonet. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a dark, heavy brown patina. Brass is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Stock retains an original crazed finish and shows some minor marks from use. A very nice and decorative American musket. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Jim Knowles.
Barrel Length
44 - 3/4"
.75 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Flintlock Musket
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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