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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3165M Marlborough
November 2, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

British Pattern 1742 Long Land Service Musket Marked to the 35th Regiment of Foot

Auction: Sale #3165M - 3165M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2018 10:00AM


British Pattern 1742 Long Land Service Musket Marked to the 35th Regiment of Foot, c. 1746, .78 caliber, lock engraved behind the cock "IORDAN/1746" and crown over "GR" and with crown broad arrow government ownership mark below the pan; walnut stock with carved "CL" on right side of butt, inspector's mark behind the trigger guard; barrel with ordnance view and proof marks at the breech and crown over "EI" barrel maker's stamp on the left; furniture proper for pattern, buttplate engraved "RGT/XXXV/D/6," thumbpiece engraved "O/71," barrel lg. 46, overall lg. 62 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. 32-36; Bill Ahearn and Robert Nittolo, British Military Long Arms in Colonial America (Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance, 2018), pp. 94-107.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Forestock spliced at the entry pipe, areas of wood fill; metal pitted.

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Robert Nittolo, Bill Ahearn, Pittsburgh, Lincoln