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Flintlock Massachusetts Militia Musket and Bayonet by Alvan Pratt

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
177
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Flintlock Massachusetts Militia Musket and Bayonet by Alvan Pratt, c. 1826, walnut stock with the Massachusetts Indian and silver-wire inlay on right side of butt, and an American eagle with silver-wire inlay on the left button checkered wrist, brass ramrod pipes, steel lock marked LONDON/WARRENTED, brass triggerguard engraved Mechanic Phalanx, buttplate marked Daniel H. Ferguson and has the rack number No. 22, barrel marked A. PRATT with an M, L.H., and 1826, barrel lg. 42 1/8, overall lg. 57 5/8 in.

Note: Alvan Pratt was a gunmaker from Concord, Massachusetts, with a shop on the Milldam working from the 1820s to the 1860s. For more information on a similar gun, see The New England Gun by Merrill Lindsay p. 92.
Estimate $800-1,200

Some wood loss above lock and on left side of stock near the nosecap, light patina on steel and brass parts, and a few loose inlays.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Alvan Pratt, Massachusetts, steel lock, LONDON, Mechanic, Daniel H. Ferguson, Merrill Lindsay