Lot 967    

Second Model Brown Bess Flintlock Musket with Bayonet,
2005, Historic Americana / June 9-10
also called "short land pattern" with ca 65 caliber 42" round barrel with standing front sight, stamped on top of barrel Ll Lincoln Vols. and on left side with star in crescent and CO, with broken stamp on O, lock marked Tower behind hammer and ornate crown above GR, cast brass trigger guard with front acorn terminal, brass back plate, butt plate, end cap and 4 ramrod sleeves with original steel rod. Full walnut stock with very well done period repair under lock, being a beautifully made and fitted copper plate, cut to fit around underside of both lock and side plate and pinned with 13 copper pins, all parts with fine old patina, total length 57.25". Includes original socket-type bayonet, stamped on top of blade with crown over 6, also with fine old patina, total length 21.75". Possibly used at the Battle of Lexington, one of the shots heard round the world.

Provenance:  
Ex John Armiger Collection


Condition:  
Barrel cleaned some time ago, else, as above, VG.
Sold: $8,050.00
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