Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3216: German 10 Bore Matchlock Musket

Auction Date: May 20, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

German 10 Bore Matchlock Musket

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Matchlock Musket
Type: Musket
Gauge: 10
Barrel: 42 1/2 inch part octagon
Finish: brown
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 2521
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Antique

Manufactured early 17th century. Two staged barrel with a blade front sight, with a shallow dovetail for a rear sight. The barrel is secured by a single thin metal barrel band, with octagon breech becoming polygonal, then to round, and marked with indistinct makers mark, a faint proofmark on the upper left flat and the initials "IB" directly ahead of the tang. No markings are present on the long rectangular lockplate, with a swiveling flashpan cover, flash shield, fenced pan and spring loaded stylised monsters head match holder with a wing screw for setting the position of the match. Smooth stock, with a paddle shaped butt with thumb cut-out, foliate finial on the triggerguard, forend straps which are also formed as ram rod pipes, metal tip, thin metal buttplate secured by tacks and a wooden ram rod.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with a mixed gray and brown patina on the steel overall. Stock is fair as repaired, with several nailed-in chips and mended cracks. Mechanically very good.

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