British Post-1777 Short Land Pattern Musket

.80 caliber. 42" pinned barrel. No S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Post-1777 short sear flint lock marked TOWER in an arc behind the cock and with a {CROWN/GR}. Inside of lock with {Crown/6} inspection, which is also found in the stock behind the triggerguard. Lock and barrel appear to be in original flint. No visible proofs or other marks on the barrel. Four brass ramrod pipes with post-1777 Pratt's improvement in second position. Stock with pronounced swell at entry pipe, raised carved apron around breech plug tang, well defined rail at wrist and comb. Stock with brass acorn shaped wrist plate, convex brass S-shaped side plate and simplified buttplate tang. Missing upper sling swivel, lower swivel replaced, includes a modern steel ramrod.


Good. Barrel with an attractive, heavily oxidized brown patina. Barrel with moderate pitting at the breech and no visible markings. Lock heavily pitted with weak markings, but remains mechanically functional. Lock and barrel both appear to be in original flint. Stock missing several pins, brass forend cap replaced. Wood with numerous bumps, dings and mars as well as some missing chips around the lock and tang. Forend with several chips and some loss around pin holes and with several cracks and some splintered loss along the top edge of the forend where the stock and barrel meet.

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
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