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Lot 1148: Documented Daniel Henkels U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Exceptional Documented Daniel Henkels U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Exceptional Documented Daniel Henkels U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket

Manufacturer: Henkels
Model: Flintlock
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 1/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 214
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 70
Class: Antique
Description:

This musket was manufactured by John J. Henry and delivered by Daniel Henkels between 1815-1817 under a 2,000 gun U.S. Government contract dated February 14th, 1815. Daniel Henkels U.S. contract muskets are described on pages 186-187 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume II" with this exact musket pictured on both pages. "D. HENKELS" marked at the center of the lock, "F" (George Flegal) inspection initial ahead of a "P" proof and "US" marked on the left quarter of the breech, "V/GF" (George Flegal) inspection initials marked on the left stock flat, "W.B" inspection initials marked on the tail of the left stock flat and behind the lower tang, and assembly number "4" marked on various components including parts inside of the lock. "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:

Exceptionally fine with attractive bright surfaces overall, some scattered areas of very light freckling, and sharp edges and markings in the metal. Stock is very fine with some light scratches and dents, a few light scuffs, a few minor chips in the ramrod channel, and attractive grain with defined edges. Mechanically excellent.



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