May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
This Pattern 1756 Long Land musket has been shortened nearly 12" from its original barrel length of 46". The round tapered barrel has a small sight applied on top, near the muzzle. The top of the breech has two clear British Tower proofs. The top is also inscribed with later, possibly spurious regimental markings "3 BT. N.J.V." The Pattern 1756 lockplate is inscribed "EDGE / 1762" at the tail and with a large crown over "GR" in the center. Beneath the pan is the crown over broad arrow ordnance stamp. The barrel tang also bears the crown inspection mark and a center sight groove was added. The cock was replaced during the period of use with a re-enforced cock. Standard brass Pattern 1756 furniture. The walnut stock has also been shortened and still bears a partially visible storekeeper's stamp on the right side of the buttstock, as well as crown inspection mark behind rear triggerguard tang. The comb and toe of the buttstock were altered or shaved down during the period of use. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and markings are clear, retains a heavy brown patina. The frizzen spring is bent inward and does not put pressure on the frizzen. Brass retains a dark mustard patina and is unpolished. Stock shows scattered marks from use and wear, beavertail carving around barrel tang shows heavy wear. A well used example of a Long Land Pattern musket that almost certainly saw use in the United States during the Revolutionary War.
Barrel Length
34 - 1/8"
.75 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Richard Edge
Pattern 1756 Brown Bess
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,300.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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