French Model 1768 Musket Identified to Abraham Jones, .74 caliber, walnut stock marked on the right side of the butt "ABRm JONes/Regt New York/LEVies 1781," steel fittings, no lock markings remain, iron ramrod, and a framed sketch of the butt and carving, barrel lg. 44 1/2, overall lg. 59 1/2 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. 194-95.
Exhibitions: Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York, 2003, and The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield.
Note: Abraham Jones was from Pound Ridge, New York, and was discharged at Kings Ferry, New York, on January 1, 1781.
Stock has a few dings and nicks and the lock functions properly.
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