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Lot 3306: Flintlock Pike-Musket

Interesting and Unique Long Flintlock Pike-Musket

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3306: Flintlock Pike-Musket

Interesting and Unique Long Flintlock Pike-Musket

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500
Price Realized:

Interesting and Unique Long Flintlock Pike-Musket

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 75
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 324
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 192
Class: Antique
Description:

This weapon has components similar to British martial arms of the early 19th century, such as the side plate, but has no identifying markings. Other patterns of experimental pike-muskets were designed during the Napoleonic Wars. A combination weapon like this could have been suited as a replacement for the shorter boarding pikes still widely employed by many navies in the early 19th century but could also have been useful for infantry squares facing off against cavalrymen or perhaps as a substitute for an officer's spontoon. Such a weapon would not be a very good replacement for a musket in broader infantry use. The overall length is around 8 feet. The pike head has a 5 inch spike. The ramrod is fitted on the right side in the midsection of the shaft. The musket section is held to the stock by screw fastened iron bands. The trigger is fitted behind the lock, so that it can be pulled while holding the pike normally. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with gray patina on the iron, some minor pitting, aged patina on the brass side plate, some minor chips on the shaft, small spots of insect damage, and general mild dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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