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English Snaphance Musket

.80 caliber, 36" barrel, no S/N. Very rare English doglock military musket. Circa mid-17th century. Classic English doglock flat lock plate with an original flat hammer and rudimentary frizzen. All small parts appear to be original. The long Spanish form barrel appears to be original length with walnut full stock. Simple military triggerguard is original to the piece as well. This very rare type of arm is typical of those carried during the English Civil War, as well as in Colonial America.

Condition:

The stock is in good overall condition for a military musket of this period with one 12" piece missing from right side and evidence of inletting around lockplate indicating possible damage or re-locking at some point during its working life. Made without buttplate. Military stampings "IM" on right side of butt. Ramrod possibly original. Lock and barrel both with minor pitting throughout, which is typical for a musket from the mid-17th century. 

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$7,050
09/12/2018

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