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American Militia Musket

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
4
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

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

Description:

American Militia Musket, late 18th century, .73 caliber, French model 1717 lock, walnut stock, early octagonal to round French military barrel with remnants of barrel maker's mark on the top flat, iron furniture with early French trigger guard, modified early French buttplate, no sideplate, and simplified French-style barrel bands, barrel lg. 46 5/8, overall lg. 62 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.

Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "Identifying American Revolutionary War Firearms," The Gun Report (August 1992).

Exhibitions: Thomas Clark House, Princeton Battlefield.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Stock with dings and dents to be expected, minor wood loss around lock mortice.


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

Military history, Musket, Muzzleloaders