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Lot 166: Queen Anne British Land Pattern Flintlock Musket & Plug Bayonet

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Scarce Early 18th Century Queen Anne British Land Pattern Flintlock Musket with Plug Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Scarce Early 18th Century Queen Anne British Land Pattern Flintlock Musket with Plug Bayonet

Manufacturer: British
Model: Flintlock Rifle
Type: Musket
Gauge: 75
Barrel: 41 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 858
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 84
Class: Antique

George Moller noted this as a "British Land Pattern Musket with Dutch metal components, circa 1702-1714." It has a rounded brass blade front sight, notch rear sight, "crown/B" or "crown/R" mark on top at the breech, a partially unclear maker's mark that includes an "H" on the left at the breech, "crown/AR/I" cipher engraved on the lock along with another unclear mark between the frizzen spring, "ES" on the trigger guard finial, raised carving at the upper tang and flats, and nearly full-length stock with brass furniture. Includes a plug bayonet with a stamp of a king or queen on the blade and a wood handle that is tapered to fit the bore. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with silver-gray patina and moderate pitting on the lock and barrel, mix of polished surfaces and aged patina on the furniture along with some soldered repairs on the side plate and trigger guard, and moderate overall wear. The refinished stock is also good and has some chips and slivers absent or repaired at the edges, repaired cracks in the breech section, some gaps around the lock mortise and barrel tang, mild dings and scratches, and some loss at the toe. The full-cock position needs work; otherwise mechanically fine. The bayonet is good with nicks at the edges, mottled patina and oxidation, moderate wear on the handle, and cracks at the rear.

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