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