Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 109: Early Mid-18th Century Germanic Musket

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Early Mid-18th Century Germanic Musket

Manufacturer: German
Model: Flintlock
Type: Musket
Gauge: 71
Barrel: 42 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 449
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 67
Class: Antique

This unidentified early Germanic musket is attributed by the consignor, George Moller, as possibly manufactured by Suhl circa 1710-1750. It features an iron tulip head ramrod, top mounted bayonet lug towards the muzzle, full length stock with three barrel bands, sling swivels mounted on the middle band and front of the trigger guard. An "S" is marked on the top left flat of the breech end of the barrel, and raised letters "SS" in a sunken border is marked on the left barrel flat halfway concealed by the wood line. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes a reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good with scattered light pitting, and nice markings at the breech. Stock is good with some scattered scratches and dents, some chips/absent sections in the ramrod and barrel channels, a crack on the right of the forend, some cracks on either side of the lock, an absent section to the left of the barrel tang, and some scattered termite holes. Mechanically excellent.

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