November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/15/2022
This musket is of the type attributed to those made for the Maryland Committee of Safety. The musket closely follows the design of a British Short Land Pattern musket. The tapered round barrel is stamped "PS" on the left side of the breech and has 2 dished out areas that appear to be period-removed proofs. The convex lockplate is unmarked and has the signature long and pointed frizzen spring finial. The British style cock has a double-line border. Brass Short Land Pattern style furniture. Wrist escutcheon with signature screw head in center, long associated with Maryland Committee of Safety muskets. The plain walnut stock has relief panels terminating in a point around the lock, sideplate and barrel tang. The right side of the buttstock has a British storekeeper's stamp of an intertwined "GR" over the date "1800". It is unknown why these have this marking and the cataloguer has seen at least two others marked the same. Perhaps they were captured and put into British service and somehow returned to America at a later time, such as during the War of 1812, where they were possibly recaptured. Complete with what appears to be its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Dark untouched patinas overall. Barrel retains a dark brown patina with some corrosion at breech. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and has a strong, well-functioning mechanism. Lock retains a dark patina that matches the barrel. Brass retains a very dark mustard patina. Stock retains a dark surface with some scattered marks from use and a crack stemming from front tang of lock to barrel and one from front lock retaining bolt to barrel. A very nice untouched musket. DMG
Barrel Length
.80 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Maryland Committee of Safety Style Musket
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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