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Lot 1084: British Officer's Private Purchase Attributed Flintlock Carbine

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

French & Indian War Era Officer's Private Purchase Attributed Flintlock Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

French & Indian War Era Officer's Private Purchase Attributed Flintlock Carbine

Manufacturer: British
Model: Flintlock
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 72
Barrel: 37 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 513
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 50
Class: Antique

George Moller noted it as a "British carbine for horse, officer's private purchase, circa 1760s." The barrel has a rounded blade front sight and London proofs and unclear markings at the breech. The lock has scroll engraving and is crudely signed "BUCKMASTER". A sling bar and ring are mounted on the left side. The other furniture is brass and has border and floral engraving. The wrist escutcheon is inscribed "8." "GDM" (George D. Moller) is marked by the toe. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Fair as reconverted to flintlock configuration with a remarked lock, repaired barrel tang, moderate pitting concentrated at the breech, gray and brown patina on the remaining surfaces of the lock and barrel, attractive aged patina on the brass furniture, and moderate overall wear. The re-oiled stock is also fair and has a 9-10 inch spliced section on the forend, chips around the lock mortise and barrel tang, sliver absent along the left side at the breech, and scattered dings and scratches. Mechanically needs work: the frizzen does not engage the frizzen spring, and the trigger does not properly engage the sear.

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