November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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For an example with an identical sideplate, see figure 428 on page 201 of "Muskets of the Revolution" by Bill Ahearn. Many Dutch arms were ordered to arm the Colonies during the French and Indian War and this pattern is one of those arms. The musket features an early 44 - 7/8" three-stage .77 caliber smoothbore barrel stamped on the top flat towards the breech was a six-point star. There is an iron bayonet stud mounted on the bottom near the muzzle and a brass front sight on top. The early flat banana lockplate has beveled edges and is unmarked. The brass furniture includes a flat Dutch sideplate with beveled edges, a square-back trigger guard terminating in an arrow at both ends, a brass nose band, faceted ramrod ferrules and a buttplate with an elongated three-stage tang. Full-length plain walnut stock in the familiar early Dutch/German form with relief carved panels around lock, sideplate, and barrel tang. Complete with its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mostly dark brown patina with some corrosion at breech. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly, retains a spotted brown patina and cock is a period replacement. Brass shows scattered marks from use and has a mellowing mustard patina. Stock shows wear and scattered marks from use with some cracks along forend and minor slivers absent along both sides of barrel. A scarcely encountered musket used in America during both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. DMG
Barrel Length
44 - 7/8"
.77 Smoothbore
FFL Status
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,610.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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