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American Militia Musket

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
37
Sold for:
$677$550

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

Description:

American Militia Musket, late 18th century, .71 caliber, Charleville-marked French lock converted to percussion, cherry stock branded "PERS" behind the sideplate, round barrel with narrow sight/bayonet lug, iron buttplate, trigger guard and sideplate, sheet brass rammer pipes, steel rammer, barrel lg. 44 5/8, overall lg. 61 1/4 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.
Estimate $700-900

Forestock cracked between first and second rammer pipes, muzzle damaged. Iron has light overall pitting and mostly toned to a deep chocolate brown.


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

Charleville, Bayonet lug, Military history, Muskets, Muzzleloaders