Dutch Musket Branded "E. Chamberlin," c. mid-18th century, .77 caliber, walnut stock branded "E. CHAMBERLIN" on the left side of the butt and the right side of the wrist, raised carving around the lock, side plate, and barrel tang, brass fittings, barrel marked with light regimental or rack numbers, barrel lg. 40 7/8, overall lg. 56 in.
Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.
Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, Muskets of the Revolution and French & Indian Wars (Lincoln, RI: Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 2005), pp. 205-7.
Exhibitions: The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield.
Some dings and nicks in the stock and the butt plate tang is missing, front band retainer spring is missing also, and the lock functions properly.
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