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 LOT 1088
Engraved and Gold Accented European Flintlock Carbine - NSN, 72 cal., 24 1/4 inch octagon bbl., brown/gold finish, walnut stock. This Dutch style smoothbore carbine has an unidentified royal cipher in gold inlay with gold supporters on the breech end of the barrel and on the wrist escutcheon. The Damascus barrel also has blade and notch sights and a gold vent liner and two taps on top in front of the rear sight. The lock and iron furniture have primarily light scroll engraving, and the buttplate has a long serpentine finial. The stock has some raised carving at the ramrod entry pipe and barrel tang. CONDITION: Very good as reconverted to flintlock configuration and restocked with a mix of an older refinished brown and natural brown patina along the barrel, tool marks mainly in the breech section, 75% of the mildly worn gold remaining on the breech section, traces of original gold
remain in the cipher on the wrist escutcheon which exhibits aged patina on the remaining brass surfaces, mostly dark brown and gray patina on the remaining metal furniture, and mild dings and scratches on the stock along with some faint cracks in the grain and minor flakes. Mechanically fine.
     Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
 LOT 1089
1808 Dated Culemborg Model 1777 Flintlock Musket - NSN, 69 cal., 44 3/4 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Thanks to the French domination of much of Continental Europe in the early 19th century, the French Model 1777 was adopted by other European nations, including those captured when Napoleon’s army was defeated. The barrel tang is marked “M1777.” The lock is marked “Culenborg/Konikl: Gen:fabr:.” The stock has a round cartouche on the right with the year “1808.” The musket is fitted with a black leather sling. Moller’s small “GDM” collection mark is near the toe. CONDITION: Good with mostly silver-gray patina, darker patina and mild pitting on the lock and breech section, and mild wear. The top jaw and jaw screw appear to be replacements. The re-oiled stock is also good and has mild scratches and dings, minor loss at the breech, some minor hairline cracks and small chips. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1090
Tubelock Conversion Austrian Model 1807/35 Jaegerstutzen - NSN, 54 cal., 25 1/2
inch part octagon bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Appears to be the 1796 model upgraded to the “Console” tubelock system with minimal parts changed out including replacing the flint with an iron “hammer” and swapping the frizzen and pan. The original flashhole is retained on the barrel. The barrel is turned down at the muzzle for a bayonet, has blade and notch sights, and is marked “IOS.H.A.N.” and “837” on the breech section (probably the conversion date), and “55” and “1828” on the tang. The stock has brass furniture, “W” stamped on the wrist, a shallow cheek rest, a wood patchbox with rod attachments inside, and a leather sling. George Moller’s small “GDM” stamp is by the toe. CONDITION: Fine with silver-gray and brown patina on the lock and barrel along with some mild pitting, aged patina on the brass, and mild overall wear. The stock is also fine and has some cracks mainly at the nose and tail of the lock, mild scratches and dings, and an absent barrel pin. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1091
18th Century Ansbach-Bayreuth Flintlock Musket with Bayonet - NSN, 72 cal., 40 1/4 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. George Moller’s notes listed this as an “Ansbach-Bayreuth musket circa 1730-1750, French modified circa 1801-03.” It has a bayonet stud on the bottom near the muzzle, no sights, “No 6235” on top of the barrel, “6235” on the left stock flat, a coat of arms mark on top at the breech, a “MW/hen” maker’s mark on the banana shaped lock behind the frizzen spring, modern leather sling, and a socket bayonet. CONDITION: Very good with mostly silver-gray on the metal including the bayonet and some minor oxidation and pitting. The stock is good and has light scratches and dings, some small chips and slivers absent, a few faint cracks, and spliced repairs in the forend starting under the mid barrel band. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 LOT 1092 Austrian Infantry Flintlock Musket - NSN, 80 cal., 43 3/4 inch round bbl., bright finish, beech stock. Moller noted this as a Vienna Arsenal Model 1784 Infantry Musket. It does not have the distinctive flash guard and instead has a more traditional style lock. It is marked with “ZE” and an “X” shaped proof at the breech. No other markings are visible aside from Moller’s collection mark by the toe. The furniture is all iron and includes the distinctive upper band with tapered ferrule to make reinserting the ramrod easier. Includes a replacement ramrod and thin leather sling. CONDITION: Very good with dark gray and light brown patina and some mild pitting. The stock is good and has some chips and slivers absent from the edges and rough surfaces. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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