May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Composite British Liege Contract Short Land Pattern Musket

.78 caliber, 42" barrel, no S/N.  Browned barrel with front sight/bayonet stud and full-length stock secured by pins.  Button ramrod secured by four brass pipes including distinctive flared second pipe typical of Liege contract guns.  Flat sideplate with brass triggerguard, buttplate, and blank thumb piece.  Lock is a replacement with King's crown forward of cock and "TOWER."  Lockplate shows features of the several models including a bridled pan, three-pronged spring finial, and evidence of an ordnance stamp forward of crown.


Poor to fair.  Barrel has a dark brown patination with scattered rough areas of old pitting.  Lock is poorly fitting in mortise with a section of missing wood around hammer and breech.  Stock appears to have been sanded with a repair consisting of two nails rear of breech.  Action is not functional, does not hold at cock and may need some sear adjustments to return to working order.  Bore is dark.  

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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