Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 227: American Militia Style Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

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

American Militia Style Flintlock Musket

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 38 3/4 inch round
Finish: brown
Stock: maple
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 230
Class: Antique

This early 19th century fusil has an unmarked smoothbore barrel with a block front sight that doubles as the bayonet lug, a Capper & Co. lock with light border engraving, likely imported brass furniture similar to the British muskets of the period, sling swivels on the forend and front of the trigger guard, and highly attractive "tiger striped" maple stock with nicely shaped comb.

Rating Definition:

Very good with an attractive mix of brown and gray patina overall, mild oxidation and pitting, some tool marks, aged patina on the brass furniture, and moderate overall wear. The revarnished stock is also very good and has distinct tiger stripe/flame patterns throughout, a few minor cracks, general light scratches and dings, and some minor chips. Mechanically fine.

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