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Lot 1138: L. Pomeroy State of New York Contract Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Documented L. Pomeroy State of New York Contract Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

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

Documented L. Pomeroy State of New York Contract Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Pomeroy L
Model: 1808
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 41 7/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 198
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 67
Class: Antique
Description:

This musket is shown and discussed on pages 245-246 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume 2: From 1790s to the End of the Flintlock Period" by George Moller. He notes that Lemuel Pomeroy of Pittsfield, Mass. had a contract for 1,000 muskets with New York in November 1809 and that he had delivered most of the muskets by March 11, 1811. It has a bayonet stud on top near the muzzle, blade front sight on the rear of the upper barrel band, "SNY" along with P/S.J." and "M/1810" on the left at the breech, "L. POMEROY" on the lock, "V/BY/I.M" on the left stock flat, Moller's small "GDM" mark by the toe, a leather sling, and faint carving on the left side of the butt that appears to be "SK." Includes a socket bayonet (too tight). Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration with gray patina and some mild pitting and general mild wear. The bayonet is fair with heavy oxidation and dark patina. The period re-oiled stock is very good and has crisp markings, some chips and slivers absent at the edges, minor cracks including at the nose of the lock, and general light scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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