December 13-15, 2022 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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For another identical example, see pages 138-140 in "Small Arms of the British Forces in America" by De Witt Bailey, Ph.D. The distinctive furniture on these carbines has been recovered from archaeological sites at Bushy Run Battlefield, Fort Ligonier, as well as other French and Indian War sites. Aside from use in Pontiac's War and the French and Indian War, these carbines also returned to America for the Revolutionary War and were used by infantry regiments in America as early as 1771. All British infantry regiments had at least two of these by 1776, according to Bailey. Bailey states that before 1760, a total of 6,589 were produced. There is also another example of this pattern shown as 123.MM on page 173 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This example features the standard 40" tapered round barrel with bayonet lug mounted on top, towards muzzle. There are crisp Tower view and proof marks on top of the breech and a crown over partially visible maker's initials, crown above touch hole and on barrel tang. Convex lockplate inscribed "VERNON / 1757" at tail and engraved with large crown over "GR" in center. Stamped with small crown over broad arrow beneath pan, denoting British government ownership. Standard distinctive Pattern 1760 carbine furniture. Buttplate, trigger guard, and wrist escutcheon are unique to this model. The sideplate is a smaller version of the Long Land Pattern. Buttplate tang and sideplate stamped with assembly number "8". Stocked with classic British form in plain walnut. Stamped with crisp intertwined "GR" storekeeper's stamp on right side of butt and inspector initials behind sideplate. Relief-shaped beavertail carved around barrel tang. Complete with its original brass-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Very good, barrel retains a grey patina with some scattered brown, markings visible but shows some wear. Lock is excellent and in its original flintlock configuration, retains a light grey patina and functions well. Barrel has been bore scoped. Excellent markings, cock a period of use British replacement. Brass retains a pleasing mustard patina. Stock very good with some scattered minor marks from use. A very nice and well-marked example of this historic and rare French and Indian War and Revolutionary War carbine. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 57 - 1/2"
Barrel Length
.67 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Pattern 1760 L.I. Carbine
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $15,600.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
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