May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This scarce Type I musket is completely "as found" and untouched. Only 1,680 of these muskets were produced in 1807, with a grand total of 14,167 for all 8 years of production, according to "American Military Shoulder Arms" by George D. Moller. The tapered round barrel shows traces of an indiscernible mark on left side of breech. The flat lockplate is stamped "RICHMOND" in an arc at the tail above "1807". The center is stamped "VIRGINIA / Manufactory". Standard iron Type I furniture and blackened walnut style with distinct buttstock profile. Right side of buttstock branded with large "WG". Complete with its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Untouched attic condition. Heavy dark patina on all iron components. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, goose neck cock was replaced during period of use with a reinforced cock, does not hold in cock or half cock positions. Lock markings very good. Stock shows heavy use with large cracks throughout and foremost barrel band spring missing. A very nice as found fresh to the market Virginia Manufactory musket. DMG
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
43 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
.70 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Virginia Manufactory
Model
First Model Musket
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,560.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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