Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1298: European Flintlock Musket with Cartridge Box

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

French & Indian War and American Revolutionary War Era European Flintlock Musket with Cartridge Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

French & Indian War and American Revolutionary War Era European Flintlock Musket with Cartridge Box

Manufacturer: European
Model: Flintlock
Type: Musket
Gauge: 75
Barrel: 41 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 677
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 223
Class: Antique
Description:

This musket was manufactured c. 1740-1760, likely in Liege, and may have been among the arms imported for use by the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Dutch muskets were widely used during the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and the British and their "Hessian" mercenaries also used Dutch muskets. A similar musket listed as a "European Infantry Musket Circa 1740-1760" is pictured and discussed on pages 88 and 89 of "The History of Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. It has a bayonet lug on the bottom of the barrel near the muzzle, no sights, a double strap upper barrel band, sling swivels on the middle barrel band and front of the trigger guard bow, "3" on the left at the breech, a serpentine side plate, and recessed cheek rest. A partial leather cartridge box with twenty-four metal sleeves for cartridges is included.

Rating Definition:

Very good with mostly bright metal with some oil staining and minor pitting, brass lined vent, and hole in the toe of the buttplate. The refinished stock is fair and has insect damage and spliced section on the butt, some chips and slivers absent, and a few cracks, and general scrapes and dings. The lock will not hold full-cock. The cartridge box is fair with the flaps and part of the belt absent and moderate wear.



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