Lot #1336
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Lot 1337: British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1337: British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

Manufacturer: British
Model: Flintlock Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 75
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 588
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 273
Class: Antique
Description:

This c. 1750s-1760s musket has the Georgian cipher at the center of the lock and "GALTON" on the tail. The smoothbore barrel has a block front sight/bayonet lug, Ordnance proofs, and another unclear marking on the left at the breech. The furniture is brass. The sideplate is flush fitting rather than the rounded version.

Rating Definition:

Fair as shortened, reconverted to flintlock configuration, and refinished with mostly a coat of brown finish along with dark brown patina, mild oxidation and pitting, bayonet lug moved back, aged patina on the brass, and general moderate overall wear. The stock is also good and has some work done around the lock mortise and edges, a few thin cracks, general mild scratches and dings, and moderate overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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