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Lot 37: Scarce Owen and Edward Evans U.S. Contract 1808 Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: April 25, 2009

Lot 37: Scarce Owen and Edward Evans U.S. Contract 1808 Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: April 25, 2009

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Price Realized:

Scarce Owen and Edward Evans U.S. Contract 1808 Flintlock Musket

Manufacturer: Evans
Model: 1808
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69 bore
Barrel: 44 in round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Catalog Page: 12
Class: Antique
Description:

Scarce example of the 2128, 1808, Harpers Ferry pattern flintlock muskets manufactured by Owen and Edward Evans of Montgomery, Pennsylvania between 1808 and 1812. The musket is finished 'National Armory Bright' and has a black walnut, Harpers Ferry pattern, low comb, stock. The lock is flat with beveled edges and a distinct tip and the end. The lock has an integral iron flash pan with high fence and a flat-faced hammer with reinforced cock. The stock has three band springs located behind the barrel bands. The trigger guard has pointed finials and a stud for the lower sling swivel. A bayonet lug is attached to the bottom of the barrel. The iron ramrod has a button tip. The lock is stamped "EVANS" vertically behind the hammer and has a spread eagle standing on "US" in an oval in front of it. The top of the barrel is stamped "U.S." perpendicular to the bore and has a small "S.N.J." (New Jersey) marking stamped parallel to the bore. An indented oval, "Eagle Head / CT", proofmark is stamped on the left side of the barrel. Few Evans manufactured muskets have survived.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The musket appears to be in the original flintlock configuration. The musket has been lightly cleaned and the barrel, lock and iron furniture are a steel gray with 'salt and pepper' age discoloration. The lock and barrel markings are clear. The stock is in good condition with moderate handling wear. The stock has a repaired hair-line crack that runs from the tip of the lock plate to the end of the barrel tang and there is a small chip in the left flat below the sideplate. This is a very good example of a scarce War of 1812 era flintlock musket.



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