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A VERY RARE MODEL 1728 FRENCH FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE/NAVAL TYPE BLUNDERBUSS/ESPINGOLE, ca. 1730: In overall good+ condition with obvious signs of use, sea exposure and various old/working-life repairs to the stock. Early, French, iron, 24 1/2", pin-fastened, octagonal-to-round, heavy-gauge, smoothbore, trumpet-muzzle barrel with 1.50+ caliber pronounced/flared mouth: the top with an engraved “B-60” Ship’s? Marking. Molded and carved, “Regulation Charleville Pattern”, dark colored, walnut fullstock with simple raised carvings around the lock and sidebolt mortises; and a classic French buttstock with a deeply fluted comb. Retains untouched dark surfaces, 70%+ finish with signs of extended hard use. The stock with scattered handling marks, a working-period strap-iron & rose-head nail repaired wrist, various gouges, tight hairlines and several old filled repairs. French, Model 1728 “Charleville”, iron hardware with dark, rust-stained and untouched surfaces: the trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and no sling-swivel provision: long missing its rear finial. The screw-fastened buttplate with a pointed forward finial; and the forestock with several age-cracks, old chips and its original, wrought-forged, iron yolk/swivel. Very good swivel with its iron barrel-band and integral pivot with matching cross-bolt: dark untouched surfaces. Regulation “Charleville” Pattern, flat, “S”-shaped sideplate and a single barrel-form, iron ramrod-pipe. Made without a ramrod entry pipe, as is typical of early European Naval/Sea Service Arms. In overall good+ original flintlock condition with dark, untouched, steel surfaces, a Sea-exposed age-patina, scattered discoloration and pitting. The Regulation Model 1728 lock with a flat, beveled lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The pointed tail of the lock with a stepped finial and marked, under the bridled faceted power-pan with a trace of a French Arsenal/maker’s marking. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with its original lock components and both of its sidebolts. In overall good+ original flintlock condition. Very good barrel with generally sharp contours, dark, untouched surfaces and a fine touch-hole. Very good lock in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The stock with sharp contours, signs of extended Military usage, and the noted old repairs. Flared tip wooden ramrod with an old mended repair to its midsection. A rare example of a Pirate/Buccaneer Era French Naval/Sea Service Blunderbuss/Espingole, ca. 1730. Overall length, 40". Weight, approx. 10 lbs. For similar examples and additional information, please see William Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away”, vol. 2, pg. 97-119.

Price: $8,275.00


A VERY FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR USED AMERICAN-INSPECTED FRENCH MODEL 1766/68 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, BAYONET & SLING, ca. 1770: In overall very fine+ original flintlock condition. Regulation length, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and a fine touch-hole with light signs of use. Smooth and untouched barrel surfaces with a rich chocolate-colored age-patina and a clear “D” Arsenal marking, on its breech. Very Fine+ lock with matching smooth surfaces and traces of casehardening. Of standard French Model configuration with a flat lockplate, its original reinforced hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and frizzen with a curled tail. Very Clearly marked, under the faceted iron powder-pan with a "Charleville" French Arsenal marking and with a clear “D” {Charleville} French Arsenal marking. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing. French Model 1766/8 walnut fullstock with choice, smooth, walnut surfaces with 90%+ finish and very sharp contours. Of Regulation form with a deeply fluted & pronounced comb and a clear “D” “Charleville Arsenal” marking, on the left side of the buttstock: also marked with a “V” & "FG" inspector's marking, behind the sideplate and with an “IP” (Joseph Perkins) American inspector’s mark behind the trigger-guard, --- for the noted Revolutionary War Period Colonial American Gunsmith/Armorer, who was the first the superintendent of the Continental Armory in Philadelphia 1780 to 1782. In Rarely Seen Very Fine+ condition with only light signs of use and handling. Matching full iron mounts with untouched, smooth, steel surfaces. Of Regulation French Model 1766/68 design with three (3) spring-retained barrel bands -– the middle band with its forward sling-swivel and the rear band of Regulation Mdl. 1766/68 design with its correct band-spring "improvement" of 1768-1773. Teardrop finial trigger-guard with long finials and its original sling-swivel & stud. Screw-fastened buttplate and "S"-shaped sideplate: retains both of its iron sidebolts. In overall very fine+, original flintlock condition with choice, untouched, metal and wooden surfaces. A very fine example of an American Revolutionary War American Inspected & Used French Model 1766/68 “Charleville” Musket, ca. 1770. Complete with its original button-tip iron ramrod and its Regulation Mdl. 1754 Bayonet with a hollow-ground triangular blade with matching smooth steel surfaces and a clear “B” (French) Arsenal marking, on its base. Also, retains its American, black Leather & brass mounted Sling. In very fine condition, en suite with the Musket with a supple and smooth, black-colored leather strap with its untouched brass hooks and leather rings. In very fine condition with nicely aged leather and brass fittings. Overall length 60 1/4". For similar examples and additional information, please see George C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 94, Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution” & M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”.

Price: $12,775.00


A RARE FRENCH REVOLUTION/NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD NAVAL RAMPART GUN, ca. 1790s:: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Heavy, thick-walled, 31 1/2", wrought-iron band-fastened, octagonal, smoothbore, .90+ caliber, iron barrel with a front band-mounted blade sight and a “V” rear sight on the top of the breech. The unmarked lock is similar to Regulation Model 1777 configuration with a rounded lockplate and a removable brass powder-pan: made with an earlier-type round gooseneck hammer. Robust walnut fullstock with a thick wrist and fore-stock (made without ramrod provision). Regulation-type "Charleville" Model 1777-type trigger-guard with finger indents and screw-fastened buttplate: two sidebolt escutcheons. Equipped with its original key-fastened swivel yolk. In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. The barrel retains a toned steel gray patina with mottled surfaces, some scattered light pitting and evidence of Sea Service. Lock in functional order with matching untouched surfaces. The stock with smooth, brown/tan surfaces, 75% of its original finish and some minor handling marks. The hardware with a toned gunmetal age patina and some scattered light pitting. A fine and rare example of a Napoleanic War Period French Naval Rampart Gun. Of large and heavy proportion, weighing over 15 lb. Overall length, 48".

Price: $9,775.00


A VERY RARE MID-18th CENTURY BRONZE/BRASS BARREL SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL MIQUELET GRENADE-LAUNCHER w/ CATALONIAN STYLE STOCK, ca. 1750: In overall fine+ untouched condition and of classic “Blunderbuss” form with a robust, short, 7”, Bronze/Brass barrel made with an integrally cast, stepped powder-chamber and cup-type, 1 1/2", grenade-launcher muzzle. In original Spanish Miquelet configuration with its classically styled “Patilla” type lock with an exposed mainspring, a large chiseled hammer with a ring-type jaw-screw and squared jaws. The face of the lock with dark, untouched, gunmetal-gray-brown, steel surfaces. Strong mainspring, very good timing and retains both its sidebolts and complete with its original squared frizzen with a deeply grooved striking-face. Molded and carved, “Catalonial” Style Burl Walnut fullstock with simple raised carvings around the lock and sidebolt mortises. Sharp contours with smooth surfaces, 85%+ finish, some expected scattered minor handling marks, abrasions and light signs of use. Full brass & iron mounts of Spanish Military Pattern with a screw-fastened trigger-guard with long teardrop finials. An iron ½ type buttplate with a pinned forward finial; and a large flat sideplate for the original sidebolts and wrought iron Belt Hook. Retains deeply toned steel-gray and mustard surfaces with some scattered patches of wear and discoloration. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, its original iron-bushed touch hole (to prevent an accidental blow-out) and smooth, clean, mustard toned Bronze/Brass surfaces: the bore with the expected scattered patches discoloration, signs of use and verdigris. Fine lock with smooth untouched surfaces and fine mechanics with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The stock with sharp contours, light handling marks, a fine burl-grain figure and the expected signs of martial use. A Very Rare Spanish/Spanish-Colonial Bronze/Brass Barrel Miquelet Grenade-Launcher, ca. 1750. An impressive and rarely seen mid-18th Century Spanish military firearm. Overall length, 19 1/2", weight approx. 6 lb. Acquired from a New Mexico Estate Collection. For additional information, please see Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away”, vol. 2, pg. 19-34, G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons..." & Sindney B. Brinckerhoff's: "Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821".

Price: $12,575.00


A VERY FINE NAPOLEONIC/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD (P. 1796) THIRD MODEL/INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1800: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. Regulation Pattern, 39", .75 caliber, pin-fastened round, smoothbore, browned (75%+) barrel with its original top mounted bayonet-lug/sight. The breech with two (2) British, Board of Ordnance, {Crown/(GR/V) & Crown/Cross Scepters} proof marks and the tang with a Crown acceptance mark. English walnut fullstock of Regulation Third Model/India Pattern form with a raised-carved beavertail apron behind the barrel tang, a deeply fluted comb on the buttstock and a pronounced lobe, on the handrail. Retains 85%+ finish, sharp contours and is marked with various Board of Ordnance Crown inspector’s marks in the ramrod-channel and behind the trigger-guard. Also, marked with a Board of Ordnance Storekeeper’s mark and with a carved Broad Arrow and “H” owner’s? initials, on its left side of the buttstock. Very Fine wooden surfaces with a lightly toned smooth patina, some minor handling marks and expected signs of light use and wear. Untouched, Regulation Pattern, full brass hardware: the trigger guard with a flat hazelnut forward finial, a raised "S" shaped sideplate, a screw-fastened buttplate with a three-stepped finial, its original pin-fastened fore-end-cap and three (3) baluster-type ramrod pipes. Pattern 1796 Board of Ordnance marked lockplate with a clear Crown/"GR" Royal Cypher and a Crown acceptance mark, beneath the bridled powder-pan. The tail of the lock marked "Tower". Untouched steel surfaces with scattered discoloration. Complete with its original gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen spring and its bridled powder-pan, en suite. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing. The barrel with chocolate-brown toned, steel surfaces, clear markings and sharp contours. In original flintlock configuration with a fine touch-hole and the expected signs of military use. The brass hardware with an untouched “mustard” age patina and complete with its Unit marked? button-head iron ramrod and retains both of its sling-swivels. A very nice example of a War of 1812 Period Third Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1800. Overall length 56".

Price: $4,250.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COMNMERICIALLY MANUFACTURED FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN 1756 BROWN BESS MUSKET, by “GRICE”, ca. 1760: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Regulation, .78 caliber, 46", pin-fastened, smoothbore, iron barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight: baluster-turned breech with the faintest of vestiges of its proof marks. Gunmetal toned, generally smooth, steel surfaces with some scattered pitting and discoloration. Regulation-Pattern, thread engraved, P. 1756 lock with its bridled powder-pan, rounded lockplate and its original gooseneck hammer. The inside of the lockplate with a “WG” maker’s mark, for William Grice of Birmingham, UK: a noted Gunmaker 1743-1777 and Contractor to the Board of Ordnance 1756. (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 460). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and its original components. The lockplate, hammer and frizzen with a gunmetal gray age patina and patches of discoloration/pitting, en suite with the barrel. Longland Pattern fullstock with molded and carved teardrop borders around the lock and sideplate mortises, a raised lobe at the ramrod entry pipe and a deeply fluted comb, on the buttstock. The stock with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, some scattered handling marks, 75%+ finish, tight hairlines/repairs, abrasions and minor slivered losses. Regulation Pattern Brass mounts: the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial, a long stepped buttplate, a vacant shield-type wrist-escutcheon, a raised sideplate with a tail and four (4) baluster form ramrod pipes for the iron ramrod. The furniture with a smooth mustard-colored age patina and sharp contours. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. A classic example of a likely American-Used French & Indian/Revolutionary War Period Pattern 1756 Longland Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1760. Overall length, 61 1/2”. For similar examples, plese see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 73, 74 & 75.

Price: $15,575.00


A FINE & UNTOUCHED WAR OF 1812 US MODEL 1808 “CONTRACT” MUSKET, BY “E. STILLMAN”, Dtd. 1812: In overall fine, untouched original flintlock condition with dark steel and wooden surfaces and generally clear markings. Regulation length, US Model 1808, Band-fastened, round, iron, smoothbore, .69 caliber, 44 3/4" barrel with top-mounted bayonet lug. The breech with well-struck Oval & Star proof mark. American walnut fullstock of Model 1808 design with a fluted comb and dark untouched surfaces. Stamped behind the trigger-guard with a visible Oval & Star inspector’s mark, en suite with the barrel. The stock with untouched surfaces, 85% finish, some light scattered handling marks and expected signs of use/wear: the right side ofg the buttstock with “T+F” carved soldier’s/owner’s initials, in block characters. Regulation pattern iron hardware with a smooth untouched age-patina: Three spring-retained barrel-bands, a flat “S” shaped sideplate, two sidebolts and a screw-fastened buttplate: complete with its rear sling-swivel. The lock of regulation 1808 design with a rounded iron powder-pan, flat, beveled contours and its original, flat, reinforced hammer: the tail marked with a clear “1812” Date and the face of the lockplate with an Egale & “E. STILLMAN” Contractor’s/Maker’s mark for Ethan Stillman of Burlington, Conn., who, in 1808 had a Contract for 2,500 Musket of which a believed 1,885 were delivered (please R. Gardner’s: “Small Arms Makers…”, pg. 188). In overall fine & untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with a clear proof mark, a fine touch-hole, good bore and dark, untouched steel surfaces with some expected light scattered discoloration/pitting. Fine Stock with sharp contours, fine surfaces and light handling marks. Fine lock in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains generally smooth, untouched, dark, steel surfaces with a deep gunmetal/brown age-patina and patches of discoloration. The barrel and hardware, en suite with matching untouched surfaces. Complete with its original button-head iron ramrod. ***A very nice War of 1812 Dated US Model 1808 Musket dated 1812.

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE 2X US SURCHARGED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-ASSEMBLED LONGLAND PATTERN/1st MODEL BROWN BESS “COS” MUSKET w/ DUBLIN CASTLE LOCK, ca. 1777: In very good original flintlock condition. Made with an unmarked, pin-fastened, American made?, octagonal-to-round, 46 1/2", smoothbore, .78 caliber, barrel with a dovetailed front sight and a bottom-mounted bayonet lug: the breech-top with a large (Revolutionary War Period) “US” Surcharge (worn). American Longland Pattern/Brown Bess fullstock with simple raised-carved points, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a pronounced lobe at the ramrod entry-pipe, a beavertail apron at the barrel-tang and a deeply fluted comb, on the buttstock. Marked with a large size “US” Surcharge, behind the trigger-guard. Colonial American manufactured & Recycled Longland Pattern “Brown Bess”, brass furniture. Four (4) American sheet-brass ramrod pipes—for wooden rammer, a rare Pattern 1730 Longland Brown Bess trigger-guard with a raised pointed forward finial. Of Classic Colonial American form, as made without a buttplate, a sideplate or a wrist escutcheon. Very good “Dublin Castle” marked Lock with thread engraved lockplate, its original gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Also, engraved with a Crown/GR Royal Cypher, under the powder-pan and with a “DUBLIN CASTLE”, on its tail. In overall very good original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a mottled gray-brown age patina, scattered patches of discoloration and the expected signs of use and wear: very good touch-hole. The lock, en suite with its original components, smooth surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Very good Cherry wood American stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some handling marks, old repairs and signs of use/wear. Fine brass furniture with a nicely toned age patina. A very scarce example of a 2X US Surcharged American Revolutionary War Period, Longland Pattern/First Model Brown Bess “COS” Musket, ca. 1777. Complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 62”. Of similar design to the Committee of Safety Muskets made for the Colony of New Jersey. For additional information and similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s & F. Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”, pg. 202, fig. 7, George Moller’s: “American Military Shoulder Arms…”, vol. 1 & George C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: $10,575.00


A VERY RARE & EARLY FRENCH & INDIAN (CAPTURED?)/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR FRENCH MODEL 1717 MUSKET, ca. 1720s: In overall very good, dark & “attic” untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation French Model 1717, octagonal-to-round, pin-fastened, .72 caliber, 47", iron, smoothbore barrel with its top mounted bayonet-lug/sight and clearly marked with several French (St. Etienne) Arsenal inspector’s markings, on the left side of the breech. Of Model 1717 configuration as made with an integral sighting-rib, along its top “barrel-flat”. Molded & carved, Regulation French Model 1717 Walnut fullstock with a pronounced comb with a Roman-Nose buttstock of early French Model form. The stock with very good and untouched and deeply oxidized, smooth, wooden surfaces with signs of prolonged use, handling and age: the end of the buttstock with a working-period wooden extension. Retains 75% finish with scattered handling marks and several tight hairlines/age-cracks. St. Etienne Arsenal marked, flat and beveled, Model 1717/1728 flintlock mechanism with its matching Gooseneck hammer, faceted bridled powder-pan (of Mdl. 1728 design), a curled tail frizzen with an early form pointed-teardrop finial frizzen-spring: mainspring broken. The face of the lock with a trace of its Crown/"S. E." (St. Etienne) French Arsenal marking. Dark & untouched, smooth, steel surfaces with deeply toned patination. Untouched, full iron mounts of Regulation type Model 1717 design. The buttplate with a long pin-fastened tang (damaged & working-period repaired). Early French trigger-guard without a sling-swivel provision and made with two long teardrop finials. A flat, S-Shaped sideplate with both of its sidebolts; and complete with its original wooden ramrod with a working-period wooden tip. In overall very good, “attic” untouched, original flintlock condition. Deeply toned, dark, iron surfaces to the mounts, lock and barrel. The stock with smooth, lightly oxidized, untouched wooden surfaces, 75%+ finish, general signs of handling, age and military use. An Extremely Rare & seldom seen example of a French Model 1717 Musket, ca. 1720s. Overall length 62". For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's": "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution” & G. Moller’s: “American Military Firearms” vol. 1”. Recently discovered in rural Canada and very likely to be one of the French guns surrendered to the English & their Colonial (American) allies, at the end of the French & Indian War. An extremely rare surviving example of a French Model 1717 Musket: the World’s First Standardized Military Firearm.

Price: $13,575.00


A FINE QUALITY SILVER MOUNTED COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK FOWLER, BY JOHN WARD, HALLMARKED FOR 1776: In overall fine original flintlock condition. 38 1/4", octagonal to round, smoothbore, key-fastened, flared, .75 caliber (12 GA.) barrel with a silver “spider-web” fore-sight, a gold-lined touch hole, early hooked-type breech, a deeply scroll-engraved tang and two (2) London Gunmaker Co. proof marks with a “TK” maker’s mark, on the left side of the breech. Retains an untouched, brown-gray age patina with 45% mottled “Browned” finish with some light discoloration/salt & pepper: a fine wedding-band transition. Molded and carved, Highly figured, Burl English-Walnut fullstock of classic Georgian form with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb and a fine quality relief carved scallop-shell apron, around the barrel tang: raised points around the sideplate and lock. Etched and embossed Fully Hallmarked (1776) Sterling Silver mounts with smooth surfaces and some expected light patches of discoloration/tarnishing. The mounts by the famed Georgian Period silversmith Charles Freeth of London & Birmingham, UK. Silver trigger-guard with an embossed acorn-type forward finial and a “Tudor Rose” engraved bow. Openwork rococo Floral & Vine scroll sideplate with finely contoured/sculpted surfaces. A matching rococo type wrist-escutcheon with a “G.J” owner’s initials and martial-theme and scallop-shell finials with an embossed Stand of Arms. The silver butt-plate with smooth untouched surfaces and the tang is adorned with finely etched floral & vine scrolls. Three (3) engraved silver ramrod-pipes with smooth surfaces and nicely engraved accents. Lightly engraved lock with an untouched patina, 45%+ polish, some discoloration/fine salt & pepper and a "WARD" maker’s signature, in block characters within a banner. (John Ward of London, UK was the Armourer to the “HMS Gibraltar’s Prize”, in 1757 (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 196). In mechanically functional order with fine timing and strong mainspring, an early form sliding rear safety and a bridled powder-pan. Original frizzen-spring, frizzen and engraved, gooseneck hammer. In overall fine untouched condition. The barrel with sharp contours, some minor handling marks and clear markings. Fine stock with well-executed carvings, some minor handling marks, 85%+ finish, old abrasions, and expected signs of use. A very nice example of a fine quality Georgian Period Silver Mounted English Flintlock Fowler Hallmarked for 1776. In original flintlock configuration and complete with its horn-tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 54".

Price: $10,775.00


A RARE MUSEUM-GRADE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD GERMAN/PRUSSIAN “HESSIAN TYPE” MILITARY "JAEGER" RIFLE, ca. 1780: In overall unissued, excellent/museum-grade original flintlock condition. Swamped, .67 caliber, regulation type, 29 1/4", deeply rifled, octagonal, iron barrel with a brass blade foresight and an adjustable "leaf"-type, iron, rear sight. The right side of the muzzle with a spring-retained bayonet lug-– for a Saber Type Bayonet. In unissued/excellent condition with very sharp contours, distinct rifling grooves and 95%+ bright finish. Molded and carved, European walnut fullstock of classic Hessian Military Jaeger Rifle form. The left side of the buttstock with a raised carved cheek-rest with a simple. Distinctive raised carved moldings around the mounts, lock mortise and the sideplate; and complete with its original, sliding, wooden patch-box-cover with its brass cleaning-jag and an old/18th Century section of “flax tow” wadding. Excellent stock with very sharp contours, 95%+ finish and virtually no handling or wear. Beveled and flat, German-type, flintlock mechanism with 95%+ polish, its matching original gooseneck hammer, faceted bridle-less powder-pan and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Retains its original components with excellent “bright” steel surfaces, very fine timing and a strong mainspring. In overall excellent condition with bright, smooth, steel surfaces, some scattered light discoloration and fine contours. Military type, Jaeger Rifle, Brass mounts. The trigger-guard with a simple, “martial-type”, rear finger-rest and rectangular forward and rear finials. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a Rifle type sideplate with both of its sidebolts and a plain brass fore-end-cap. Screw-fastened buttplate with a faceted upper finial. The mounts with lightly toned, golden-mustard, age patina and choice brass surfaces. Complete with its original button-head iron ramrod. In overall excellent original flintlock condition with choice iron, brass & wooden surfaces. The barrel with distinct rifling, very sharp contours and smooth, lightly toned, steel surfaces: very fine touch-hole. The lock with matching steel surfaces and its original components. Excellent stock with 95%+ finish, sharp carvings and only some scattered light handling marks and evidence of use. Retains both of its original, iron sling swivels and is complete with its correct ramrod. A rare example of an extremely well-preserved Revolutionary War Period German “Hessian Type” Military Jaeger Rifle, ca. 1780. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 226. Overall length, 43".

Price: $15,575.00


A FINE+ FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND FLINTLOCK LONG-FOWLER, ca. 1760: In fine+ original flintlock condition. Round, pin-fastened, American blacksmith made?, unmarked, heavy-gauge, sighted, 48", smoothbore, .63 caliber barrel with a very good touch-hole and a smooth brown-gray age-patina. Finely carved and molded, Classic New England form, Cherrywood fullstock of Long Fowler form with a deeply fluted "Roman Nose" butt, raised teardrop carvings around the lock and sideplate mortises and a small lobe at the ramrod entry: adorned with a finely carved and delicately "feathered" scallop-shell apron, around the barrel-tang. American made sheet and cast brass furniture/mounts— of traditional mid-18th century English Land-Service-inspired form. The buttplate with a long three-stepped tang, (3) American-made brass ramrod pipes with baluster-turned ends. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the sideplate of 1st Model Brown Bess form with a tail and convex surfaces. The recycled, English Board of Ordnance, Pattern 1756, thread-engraved, rounded "Carbine" lock with a bridled powder-pan, its original matching gooseneck hammer and a trefoil finial frizzen spring. Original thread engraved frizzen with its American, working-life re-facing. Fine lockplate with thread engraved borders, en suite with the hammer and a visible Crown/”GR” Royal Cypher: the tail with a "TRULOCK"/1760 date. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a smooth brown/gunmetal-gray patina and the expected light scattered pitting at the touch hole. The lock, en suite with clear markings, its original components and fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. Fine stock with 85% finish, sharp contours, some scattered light handling marks and minor old slivered repairs, on the forestock. The brass furniture with a lightly toned age patina and smooth surfaces. A very nice example of Colonial/American, Revolutionary War Period, New England Flintlock Long Fowler, ca. 1760. Complete with its original iron ramrod with flared/trumpet tip. From a Massachusetts Estate Collection. Overall length, 63 1/2". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 163 & 165 &166.

Price: $8,775.00


A FINE+ COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD FRENCH OFFICER’S TYPE FLINTLOCK FOWLER, by “PIERRE GIRARD/ST. ETIENNE”, ca. 1735: In overall fine+, clean, original flintlock condition. 47", round, smoothbore, band-fastened, .71 caliber barrel with its brass blade-type fore-sight, a fine touch-hole and an octagonal breech-section: the top of the breech with a St. Etienne Control Mark/Crown“L” marking. Retains smooth steel surfaces with much polish and sharp contours. Molded and nicely carved, dark colored, figured, walnut ½-stock of classic French rococo form with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb, a “Roman-Nose”/Cow’s-Hoof form buttstock and a fine quality incised carved floral bouquet apron, around the barrel tang. Classically styled French-type raised carved teardrops, around the sideplate and lock. Bright steel mounts of quasi-martial (Mdl. 1728) design with smooth steel surfaces and some expected light patches of discoloration. The trigger-guard with a finely engraved urn-type forward finial and martial type finials with a rear sling-swivel. A rifle-type triangular sideplate with finely contoured/sculpted surfaces and both of its sidebolts: marked with a “F/ 10” Unit? Marking?. Finely contoured butt-plate with a screw-fastened fleur de lis form upper finial. Two (2) barrel-type ramrod pipes with baluster turned ends and a sculpted barrel-band. Complete with its horn tip wooden ramrod, en suite with the horn fore-end-cap. Lightly engraved, Arsenal-made, French Model 1728 type lock with flat faceted surfaces and a clear “Pierre Girard” maker’s signature. A Crown/”SE.” St. Etienne Arsenal marking forward of the hammer. In mechanically functional order with fine timing and strong mainspring. {Pierre F. Girard (1674-1751) of St. Etienne, France was a noted member of the “Girard” gunmaking family and was a Contractor to the King, in 1717 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 437)}. Bridled powder-pan with its original, deeply scroll-engraved, gooseneck hammer and early type frizzen & spring, en suite. In overall fine+ condition. The barrel with sharp contours, bright steel surfaces, some scattered light patches of discoloration, a fine touch-hole and 90% finish. Fine stock with classic rococo form incised carvings, 90%+ finish and sharp contours: some expected minor abrasions. The lock with 90%+ polish, sharp engraving and retains its original components. Fine steel mounts of classic French martial style. A very nice example of a likely Officer’s type Arsenal-Made French Flintlock Fowler, ca. 1735. In original flintlock configuration and complete with its horn-tip wooden ramrod and both of its steel sling-swivels. Overall length, approx. 63 1/2”. For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”.

Price: $7,575.00


A RARE NAPOLEONIC/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD (P. 1805) ENGLISH FLINTLOCK "BAKER" RIFLE, ca. 1810/15: In overall very fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, round, iron, 30 1/2", .66 caliber (Carbine-Bore), deeply Rifled, key-fastened, sighted barrel with a fine touch-hole and bore: the bottom of the muzzle with a working period adaptaptation for a Socket-type Bayonet. Rounded Board of Ordnance inspected lockplate with its original gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and bridled powder-pan. Marked with a Crown/”3” (Board of Ordnance) Acceptance mark, under the pan and with a “S. Wallis”, maker’s signature. Stephen Wallis of Birmingham, UK, worked 1805-1833. In fine+ original flintlock condition with smooth & untouched, wispy plumb-colored, casehardened surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Regulation “Baker Pattern”, molded and carved, English walnut fullstock Regulation “Baker Rifle” Pattern with sharp cxontours, some scattered handling marks and scattered worming. Retains 90%+ finish with lightly oxidized wooden surfaces. Full brass mounts of Regulation form: a rectangular brass patchbox marked with its hinged cover finely engraved with an American Centennial Period (1876) "John Ward/Roxbury 1776/his gun" Commemorative marking. ***The “Ward” Family is a prominent & old American Family with an extensive Military History (please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._H._Hobart_Ward). Squared finial trigger-guard with a rounded bow and a rear finger-spur. Three (3) baluster-type ramrod pipes and a pinned nose-cap. The left side of the stock with its flat brass “S”-shaped sideplate and both of its iron sidebolts. Complete with its original, button-head, iron ramrod and both of its original sling-swivels. In overall very fine+ untouched condition. The barrel and lock with a choice, smooth, steel surfaces and much finish. The barrel with 85%+ Brown and is clearly marked with Crown/Crossed Scepters London “Tower” proof marks, on its breech. Also, marked with a Crown/”4” Acceptance mark, above the touch-hole. The lock, en suite with sharp markings, smooth surfaces and approx. 65% wispy casehardening colors. Very Fine stock with 85%+ finish, some minor handling marks, abrasions and light scattered wormholes. Fine+ hardware/mounts with untouched, mustard toned, brass surfaces. A rare example of a Napoleonic/War of 1812 Period “Baker” Rifle, ca. 1810/15. Overall length, 46". For similar examples, additional information & illustrations, please see Howard L. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 111-131.

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD FEDERAL PERIOD/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD AMERICAN (NEW ENGLAND) MUSKET & SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1785: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. American made, unmarked round, iron, smoothbore, .75 caliber, pin-fastened, 38 1/2" barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and russet-toned, untouched chocolate brown surfaces with a dark age patina. Molded & carved, Brown Bess Style, American made, hardwood (Maple?) fullstock with raised teardrop carvings, around the lock & sideplate mortises. Of classic Revolutionary War/Federal Period design, having a deeply fluted comb on the buttstock, a raised beavertail apron, around the barrel tang and a lobe on its handrail. The stock with untouched richly oxidized wooden surfaces, sharp contours, 75%+ finish, minor handling marks and tight hairlines. Trade/Commercial type lock with a bridle-less powder-pan and scroll & tobacco leaf engraved flat lockplate surfaces. The face of the lockplate with an “R. ASHMORE/WARRANTED” marking (Please see Gardner’s: “Small Arms Makers…”). Flat gooseneck hammer, a teardrop finial frizzen-spring and a refaced frizzen. Very good touch-hole; and the lock with very good timing, a strong working-life replaced mainspring, clear markings, dark surfaces and some patches of oxidation/discoloration. American-made brass hardware of Second Model/Shortland Pattern Brown Bess design: four (4) brass ramrod pipes, a Shortland Pattern type trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial, a Brown Bess-type buttplate with stepped finial and a Shield type wrist escutcheon: a stylized S-shaped sideplate and made without a nose-cap. Very good hardware with an untouched mustard-toned age patina and dark highlights, in the protected recesses. A very nice example of an early, original flintlock American made Musket, ca. 1785. The type of Musket often used by New England (Mass., Conn., R. Island, etc.) Militia units during the Federal Period and the War of 1812. Overall length, 54". Iron, button-head ramrod and complete with its American made Socket Bayonet with matching steel surfaces and a triangular-form, 12", hand-forged iron blade with a flat top edge and the base with a deeply struck maker’s mark. Of Brown Bess design with a reinforced/ring neck socket with a top-mounted lug-slot. In overall very good condition with dark gunmetal surfaces, en suite with the Musket. Some scattered patches of discoloration and signs of use/wear. Overall length, 16”. For similar examples, please see, G. C. Neumann's: “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution", “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” & George D. Moller's: "Massachusetts Military Shoulder Arms 1784-1877”.

Price: $3,575.00


A VERY FINE & RARE EARLY-18th CENTURY GERMAN RESERVOIR BUTT MULTI-FIRING "FLINTLOCK" JAEGER AIR-RIFLE, by “WENTZLAU OF EHRENBREITSTEIN”, Dtd. 1754: In overall very fine untouched original condition with a finely relief & incised carved fullstock with richly embellished brass mounts of classic German baroque-rococo style. The sighted, octagonal 31", iron, smoothbore, .43 caliber barrel with an iron rear sight with a chiseled base and a silver blade-type fore-sight. Choice, relief carved, European Burl walnut fullstock with classic, mid-18th Century, German baroque-rococo style, relief vine-scroll carvings around the barrel tang, the base of the forestock and on the buttstock. A raised cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock and the lock and sideplate mortises with raised teardrop carvings. The slender and delicate forestock with incised line-carvings for its length; and the fully etched and deeply embossed, brass furniture/mounts of traditional German Jaeger-rifle form. The trigger guard with its rear Finger-spur and fully embossed & engraved finials with acanthus leaf and vine-scroll accents. A finely, rococo vine-scroll-engraved sideplate with engraved Woodland Stag Hunting scene with Hounds, etc. Retains both of its iron sidebolts and its original air-valve-release/ball-advance screws. The buttplate-tang with a finely engraved Germanic Coat of Arms with an Eagle upper finial and a surrounding Stand of Arms (Should be researched). Three faceted brass ramrod pipes, engraved en suite. Flat & faceted, “False Flintlock” mechanism of mid-18th Century German form with deeply engraved iron surfaces and its original engraved gooseneck hammer, chiseled & faceted frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock signed with a "Wentzlau a’ Ehrenbreitstein/D.A.54" maker’s signature and 17(54) date for (Johannes Wennzlau who worked 1747-1784 and was the Gunsmith to the Graff (Count) von Hesse (Hessia, Germany). (Please see: E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1367). Air-Reservoir-type pneumatic mechanism, concealed within the buttstock and pumped by means of a separate device which is accessed, via a trapdoor, hidden in the center of the buttplate. {Enables the operator to have multiple shots with just a single pumping or spanning of the air-reservoir.} Smoothbore barrel with its original screw-retained muzzle-ring. In overall very fine untouched condition with light age-stains. The barrel with sharp contours, smooth gunmetal-gray surfaces and light scattered patches of discoloration/staining: retains 75%+ of its untouched finish. The lock with matching steel-gray surfaces, its original components and sharp rococo scroll chiseling & engraving. Very fine stock with nicely figured burl walnut grain-figure and carved acanthus leaf and vine-scroll accents of classic mid-18th Century German baroque-rococo style. Retains approx. 90%+ finish. Very fine with choice metal & wooden surfaces and only light handling marks. A very scarce & early Multi-Firing Air Rifle, dated 1754 which was designed to be concealed/appear, as a Flintlock Sporting Rifle. Complete with its horn tip wooden ramrod, en suite with the original Horn fore-end-cap. Overall length, 46". For a similar example, please see: Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”, plt. 526.

Price: $15,575.00


A GOOD AMERICAN-CAPTURED/USED REVOLUTIONAR/Y WAR PATTERN 1777 SECOND MODEL/SHORTLAND BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1778: In overall good, hard-used condition with evident signs of American Capture/Soldier-Usage. Regulation length, 42", smoothbore, iron, .78 caliber, pin-fastened barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight. Retains dark steel-gray surfaces with an American forge-bushed touch-hole and effaced/removed British Proof-marks. Regulation Shortland Pattern English Walnut fullstock with a raised-carved beavertail apron, around the barrel tang and a pronounced lobe, at the ramrod entry-pipe. The buttstock with a deeply fluted and American Soldier-Reduced Comb: a common practice of American Soldiers, during the Revolutionary War (Please see, G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons”). Marked on the right side of the buttstock with a clear, non-dated (Revolutionary War Period) Storekeeper's mark. Also, marked with a faint Board of Ordnance Acceptance mark, behind the trigger guard. Pattern 1777 lock with “Wartime” notched gooseneck hammer and an American?-replaced, Longland Pattern, trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Bridled powder-pan and rounded frizzen with untouched dark and pitted surfaces, en suite with the hammer. A Colonial American Effaced Crown/GR Royal Cypher and Crown/Broad Arrow Acceptance mark, under the powder pan: the tail of the lock with a Soldier-effaced "Tower" marking. Regulation Shortland Pattern/Second Model Brown Bess brass hardware: four baluster-type ramrod pipes, the second pipe of “Pratt’s Improvement” design and dates to, ca. 1778/79. The trigger guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the buttplate with a stepped tang. An American replaced Flat sideplate with a tail, two (2) iron sidebolts: the forward screw associated. An unmarked shield-type wrist escutcheon and missing its nose-cap. In overall good generally untouched flintlock condition. Richly toned metal and wooden surfaces and signs of Colonial American Capture/Use with the Soldier-reduced buttstock-comb & Effaced English Royal Markings, on the lock and barrel. The stock with signs of extended use, handling and wear. Retains approx 65%+ finish with scattered abrasions, hairlines, gouges, old repairs/fills and slivered losses, on the forestock. Good barrel and lock with gunmetal-toned steel surfaces, some scattered pitting, wear and discoloration. The lock with a weak/replaced mainspring and fair timing. Very good Hardware with mustard toned brass surfaces. Replaced buttonhead iron ramrod; and both sling-swivels removed. A good example of a well-used American Captured & Used Revolutionary War Second Model/Shortland Pattern 1777 Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1778. ***For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 58”.

Price: $7,275.00


A VERY FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (REGIMENTALLY MARKED?) FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN 1756 BROWN BESS MUSKET, by “GRICE”, Dtd. 1758: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. Regulation, .78 caliber, 46", pin-fastened, smoothbore, iron barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight. Finely baluster-turned breech with a vestige of its center-line, “Crown/GR” Board of Ordnance proof marks. Smooth gunmetal toned, steel-gray barrel-surfaces with sharp contours and some scattered discoloration. Regulation-Pattern, fully Board of Ordnance marked, thread engraved, P. 1756 lock with its bridled powder-pan, rounded lockplate and its original gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Clearly marked with a Crown/GR Royal Cypher and with a Crown/Broad Arrow, Board of Ordnance, Acceptance Mark, under the powder-pan: the tail of the lockplate with a “GRICE/1758 Maker’s Mark/Date, for William Grice of Birmingham, UK: a noted Gunmaker 1743-1777 and Contractor to the Board of Ordnance 1756. (please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 460). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original components. Very fine lockplate, hammer and frizzen with a smooth gunmetal gray age patina and patches of light discoloration. Choice Longland Pattern fullstock with molded and raised carved teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a raised lobe, at the ramrod entry pipe and the buttstock with a deeply fluted comb. Retains sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 90% finish and marked with an Ordnance Storekeeper’s mark and with a “WR” Brand, on the right side of the buttstock. Additional Acceptance marks, in the ramrod channel and behind the trigger-guard; and the left side of the buttstock with a “CAD” (Regimental?) Brand/American Unit marking? and a "WR" brand possibly for the (Royal Warwickshire)/6th Regiment of Foot, which “arrived in New York in 1776 and saw action in the War, but were of insufficient strength and were sent home.” (Please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Warwickshire_Regiment) Regulation Longland Pattern full Brass mounts: the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial, a long stepped buttplate, a Shield-type wrist-escutcheon with a “/89” Rack/Unit-Number, a raised sideplate with a tail and retains both of its sidebolts. Four (4) ramrod pipes for the iron ramrod. The furniture with a smooth brass-colored patina and sharp contours. In overall very fine+ original flintlock condition. The stock with only some light scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and 90%+ finish. Nicely toned steel and brass surfaces with sharp contours and clear markings. A very nicely preserved example of a French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period Pattern 1756 Longland/1st Model Brown Bess Musket, dtd. 1758. Overall length, 61 1/2”. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 60.

Price: $23,775.00


A VERY RARE & EXCELLENT/MUSEUM CONDITION NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD PATTERN 1778 BROWN BESS RAMPART/WALL GUN by “RICHARD WILSON”, Dtd. 1793/4: In overall excellent (Unissued?) original flintlock condition. Sighted and swamped, 54”, pin-fastened, .98 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with an “RW” maker’s mark, various Board of Ordnance and East India Co. proof and acceptance marks; and the top of the baluster-turned breech with a finely engraved “WILSON LONDON 1793/4” and with an ”EIC” (East India Company) marking, within a large balloon border. Robust, Regulation Pattern 1778, Brown Bess style, English walnut fullstock of massive proportion with a raised carved beavertail apron, around the barrel-tang and a raised “lobe”, at the ramrod entry-pipe of the forestock. In excellent condition with smooth wooden surfaces, 95% finish, sharp contours and fine carvings, around the lock & sideplate mortise: a clear St. John’s Heart with “EIC” Storekeeper’s mark, on the right side of the buttstock. Full brass hardware of Regulation Pattern 1778 Rampart Gun design (see DeWitt Bailey: “Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783”, pg. 30 & 55) with three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a shield type wrist escutcheon and the trigger-guard with engraved raised finial with flame tip. The buttplate with a stepped tang the and flat “Shortland-type” sideplate with tail with matching thread-engraved borders and both of its large iron sidebolts. Complete with its original, heavy, iron swivel yolk with is retained by its original cross-bolt. Massive, Pattern 1777 flintlock mechanism with its original, large, flat double-throated hammer and its original rounded frizzen and its teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In excellent condition with choice steel surfaces, 90%+ polish and excellent mechanics with a strong mainspring. Clearly engraved with a large “WILSON” maker’s signature for William Wilson of London, UK who was a noted Gunsmith and Contractor to the Board of Ordnance and to the East India. (For more details, please see H. L. Blackmore’s: Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 204-205, 214 & 215). Also, marked with a bold Crown/1 acceptance-mark, adjacent to the powder pan. The tail of the lock sharply engraved with a 1793/4 Date and with an early East India Company marking of a Quartered Heart & St. John’s Cross with clear “EIC” East India Company markings. In overall excellent condition with sharp metal and wooden surfaces, nearly all of its finish and very clear markings. Excellent barrel with a pleasing and lightly toned, smooth, gunmetal-gray age-patina with clear markings, an excellent touch-hole and a matching bore with virtually no signs of use/wear. The lock, en suite with very clear markings, its original components and 95%+ of its original polish: excellent timing with a very strong mainspring. Excellent stock with 95%+ finish, sharp contours and only the lightest signs of handling. Choice Hardware with smooth brass surfaces, sharp engravings and a nicely toned age patina overall. Retains its original, heavy gauge, flared-tip, iron ramrod. An excellent example of a Very Rare and Large-Size Napoleanic War Period English Flintlock Naval Wall/Rampart-Gun, of the type which was used to defend the Ramparts of Ships and/or fixed Fortifications, on both Land or Sea. (Please see Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away”, vol. 2, pg.) Complete & Original throughout and in Excellent Museum Condition. Overall length, 72 3/4”, weight approx. 35 lbs. ***For similar examples, please see Warren Moore’s: “Weapons of the American Revolution... And Accoutrements”, pg. 113 and DeWitt Bailey: “Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783”.

Price: $22,775.00


A FINE QUALITY EARLY 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FRENCH FLINTLOCK FOWLER, ca. 1740: In overall fine, “bright” original flintlock condition with smooth steel, wooden & engraved brass surfaces. Fine quality, octagonal-to-round, 45", smoothbore, pin-fastened, .67 caliber Spanish barrel with a wedding-band barrel transition and its brass blade-type fore-sight. The breech with various gold-inlayed Spanish punchmarks and its top with a gold-inlayed “SANTOS” marking (Stockel No. 8187) of the noted Luis Santos of Madrid, Spain who worked 1739-1743 (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel” vol, 2 pg. 1106). A fine touch-hole and bore with smooth steel surfaces with much polish and sharp contours. Molded and nicely carved, reddish-brown colored, French walnut ½-stock of classic French rococo form with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb, a “Roman-Nose”/Cow’s-Hoof form buttstock and raised & incised carved accents, around the barrel tang and mounts. French- styled raised carved teardrops, around the sideplate and lock mortises and the forestock with a slightly lobed tip. Etched & engraved, Brass mounts of classic French Rococo design. The trigger-guard with a finely engraved urn-type forward finial and its rear finial with a sling-swivel. A rifle-type triangular sideplate with floral vine & scroll engraved surfaces and both of its sidebolts. The screw-fastened butt-plate with a finely engraved fleur de lis form upper finial, en suite with the trigger-guard & sideplate; and two (2) barrel-type ramrod pipes. Complete with its original horn tip wooden ramrod. Sculpted and chiseled flintlock mechanism with smooth, “bright”, rounded surfaces. Of early form with a bridle-less powder-pan, its original chiseled, gooseneck hammer, frizzen and frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. In overall fine condition. The barrel with generally sharp contours, smooth steel surfaces, some scattered light patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole. The stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, fine carvings and minor abrasions/tight hairlines. The lock with 90%+ polish, its original components and fine mechanics. Complete with its original? White Buff Leather Sling with choice supple surfaces and brass fittings. A very nice example of a 18th Century French Flintlock Fowler, ca. 1740. Overall length, approx. 63 1/2”. For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”.

Price: $3,975.00


A FINE & UNTOUCHED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD UNIT-MARKED? AMERICAN-MADE “COS” TYPE MUSKET w/ FOLK-ART/FAUX-GRAIN-PAINTED STOCK, ca. 1770: In very good untouched original flintlock condition. Round, pin-fastened, 41", sighted, smoothbore, .75 caliber, American-made, iron barrel with its bottom-mounted bayonet lug and its original front sight. The left side of the breech with a “TT” American? Maker’s marking. Molded and carved, New England form, Hardwood (Cherry?) fullstock with simple raised carving around the lock mortise and the sidebolts, incised line carvings, along its forestock, a slightly curved buttstock and faux/grain-pattern-painted surfaces overall. American made sheet brass & Colonial-American-recycled brass furniture. The sheet-brass buttplate with a “No. 2” Unit/Rack marking, on its screw-fastened tang. Three (3) American-made sheet-brass barrel-form ramrod pipes; and made without a sideplate. Complete with both of its iron sidebolts. The brass trigger-guard with a short screw-fastened forward finial and a working-period repaired rear. American-made lock of “Maryland” “COS” Musket style (please see G. Moller’s: “American Military Shoulder Arms” vol. 1, pg. 115.) with untouched russet-toned, rounded surfaces, a bridled powder-pan, rounded frizzen, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and its original “Wartime” notched gooseneck hammer: clearly marked with a large "S" maker’s mark, behind the hammer. In overall very good+, "attic"/untouched, original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a smooth chocolate-brown age patina and expected light scattered discoloration and signs of use: very good touch hole and bore. The lock with matching untouched surfaces with a strong mainspring, though out of timing, as it will not hold on the cocked positions, due to a weak sear-spring. Very good stock with 85%+ of its Colonial American Folk Art type faux grain-painted finish, some scattered handling marks and the expected signs of military use. Untouched brass furniture with a dark, smooth, mustard-toned age patina. A very nice example of a Unit marked, American Revolutionary War Period, Faux Grainn-Painted “COS” Musket, ca. 1770s. Complete with its button-head iron ramrod. Overall length, 56 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: $6,875.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED SHORTLAND PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1780: In overall fine original flintlock condition. The regulation Shortland pattern, round, pin-fastened, 42", sighted, .78 caliber, iron, smoothbore barrel with two, early, London Gunmaker, Co. proof marks and an “R.W.” (“Richard Wilson I”) maker’s mark, on left side of the breech (Richard Wilson I. was a noted pg. 18th century London Gunsmith & Arms Contractor, who lived, 1703-1766. {Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850, pg. 204, 214 (Plt. #249)& pg. 215}. Regulation-type, rounded, thread-engraved, Pattern 1777, Brown Bess lock with its rounded gooseneck hammer with correct “Wartime” Notch, on its Hammer-spur. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Complete with its original frizzen, bridled powder-pan and teardrop finial frizzen spring. The exterior marked with a Crown Royal Cypher and the tail with a “TOWER” marking. In fine condition with smooth steel surfaces, scattered patches of discoloration and visible/worn lock-markings. Molded and carved, walnut fullstock with a deeply fluted buttstock with a raised-carved beavertail apron, around the barrel tang, a pronounced raised lobe on the handrail and raised carvings, behind the lock and sideplate mortises. Commerical type Shortland Pattern Brown Bess, brass mounts: the buttplate with a screw-fastened tang of “Sea Service” style with screw-fastenings and the trigger-guard with a screw-fastened, flat hazelnut forward finial. Shortland Pattern flat sideplate with a tail, a pinned nose-cap, four (4) early type ramrod pipes (for iron rammer) and made without a wrist-escutcheon. In overall fine original flintlock condition with smooth iron and brass surfaces. The stock with sharp contours, light handling marks and 85%+ finish. In original flintlock configuration with a very good dark bore, clear barrel marking and a very good touch-hole with evidence of use/firing. Smooth iron surfaces with an evenly toned age-patina with some light discoloration. Fine stock with choice surfaces, sharp contours and light signs of use, minor abrasions and tight hairlines. The lock in mechanically functional order with some wear to the markings. The brass furniture with a smooth, golden-mustard age patina. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Commercially Manufactured Shortland Pattern/Second Model Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1780. Both sling-swivels (long removed) and complete with its iron ramrod. Overall length 58 1/4". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $7,250.00


A VERY FINE & RARE NAPOLEONIC/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD “NEWLAND PATTERN” BROWN BESS MUSKET-BORE SERGEANT’S CARBINE, ca. 1806: In overall very fine original flintlock condition. Regulation, Carbine (Sergeant’s Carbine Length), 33", (Musket Bore) .75 caliber, Key-fastened round, smoothbore, browned (85%+) barrel with its original top mounted bayonet-lug/sight and its matching dovetailed & notched rear sight. The breech with two (2) British, Board of Ordnance, {Crown/(GR/V) & Crown/Cross Scepters} proof marks and the tang with a Crown Acceptance mark. Also, marked with a large Broad Arrow and with a Crown Acceptance mark. Regulation, Newland Pattern, English walnut fullstock without a beavertail apron, behind the barrel tang and a non-fluted comb on the buttstock. Retains 90%+ finish with sharp contours and clearly marked with various Board of Ordnance Crown inspector’s marks, in the ramrod-channel, on the buttstock and behind the trigger-guard. Marked with an “IC” Stockmaker’s mark, on its left side and with an 1806 Dated Board of Ordnance Storekeeper’s mark & an “H.C.R”, on the right side of the buttstock. Very Fine wooden surfaces with sharp carvings, clear markings, minor handling marks and only light signs of use. Regulation Newland Pattern, “Sergeant’s Carbine”, brass mounts: the trigger guard with a short & rounded forward finial and the rear of the bow with a loop-type finger-spur. The raised "S" shaped sideplate with a central wood-screw of Regulation ‘Newland” design. A pin-fastened fore-end-cap and two (2) baluster-type ramrod pipes. The buttplate with a short finial which is marked with a “E.I./18” Unit/Rack marking. Fully Board of Ordnance marked, thread engraved, Newland Pattern flat, lock with a clear Crown/"GR" Royal Cypher and Crown/Broad Arrow Govt. Acceptance mark, beneath the powder-pan. The tail clearly marked "Tower". Complete with its original flat Reinforced hammer, short teardrop finial frizzen-spring, rounded frizzen and its bridled powder-pan. Retains choice, wispy-gray-colored, casehardened, steel surfaces and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall very fine original flintlock condition with clear markings and choice metal & wooden surfaces. Complete with its original, swelled shank, button-head iron ramrod and both of its sling-swivels replaced. A very nice example of a Rare War of 1812/Napoleonic Period Newland Pattern Brown Bess Musket-Bore Sergeant’s Carbine, dtd. 1806. Overall length 48 1/2". For similar example and additional information, please see, H. L. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1350-1850”, 136-158.

Price: $4,275.00


A VERY RARE & EARLY FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1717/1728 MUSKET, ca. 1720: In overall very good, dark & untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, octagonal-to-round, pin-fastened, .72 caliber, 47", iron, smoothbore barrel with its top mounted bayonet-lug/sight and marked with French (St. Etienne) Arsenal inspector’s markings, on the left side of the breech. Of Model 1717 configuration as made with an integral sighting-rib, along its top “barrel-flat”. Molded & carved, French Walnut fullstock with a pronounced comb with a deeply carved Roman-Nose buttstock of early French Model form. Very good and untouched stock with lightly oxidized, smooth wooden surfaces, the expected sign of use, handling and age. Scattered handling marks, several tight hairlines/old repairs, minor losses and 75%+ finish. The right side of the buttstock with hand-carved, owner inscribed, “D.L.” initials: the initials are likely American in origin; and suggest that this Musket was possibly one of the many French guns captured, by the English & their Colonial (American) allies, at the end of the French & Indian War; or that it was one of the earlier Pattern Muskets provided to the Colonials, by the French, during the American Revolution. Arsenal marked Model 1728 lock/mechanism with its original lock components: flat Gooseneck hammer, a faceted bridled powder-pan, a curled tail frizzen with a pointed finial frizzen-spring and its flat faceted lockplate. Retains smooth & untouched, dark, brown-colored, steel surfaces with a richly toned age patina, en suite with the barrel and mounts. The face of the lock with a faint trace of its Crown/"S. E." (St. Etienne) French Arsenal marking. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Untouched, richly patinated, full iron mounts of Regulation type Model 1717/1728 design with dark& smooth, steel surfaces. The buttplate with a long pin-fastened tang, the trigger-guard with two long teardrop finials and no provision for a sling-swivel. A 1717 type, flat, S-Shaped sideplate with both of its sidebolts; and marked with an Arsenal inspector’s mark. Original iron ramrod pipes, front-mounted iron sling-swivel and complete with its buttonhead iron ramrod: iron muzzle-band missing. In overall very good, “attic” untouched, original flintlock condition with richly toned, dark, metal & wooden surfaces. Generally sharp contours with clear markings. Very good stock with smooth, wooden surfaces, 75%+ finish and signs of martial use. An Extremely Rare & seldom seen, early example of a French Model 1717/1728 Musket, ca. 1720. Overall length 62". For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's": "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution” & G. Moller’s: “American Military Firearms” vol. 1”.

Price: $13,875.00


A FINE & RARE ENGLISH BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS W/ BOTTOM-MOUNTED SNAP-BAYONET, by "HENSHAW", ca. 1790: In overall fine original condition. London Gunmaker, Co. proofed, 14", pin-fastened, octagonal-to-round, smoothbore, Cannon-form, brass barrel with 1.25+ caliber ringed-muzzle and its original Bottom-mounted, switchblade-type bayonet—the trigger-guard with a spring-activated bayonet-release, on its forward finial. In original flintlock condition with a flat, stepped, beveled edge, thread-engraved lockplate and its matching gooseneck hammer. The face of the lock with smooth, untouched, gunmetal-gray surfaces with a clear "E. HENSHAW" signature for an apparently unrecorded member of the noted “Henshaw” family of London, UK gunsmiths: who were active, throughout the 18th Century. (Please see Blackmore, pg. 112) Retains its original lock components with its teardrop finial roller-type frizzen-spring, thread-engraved frizzen, sliding rear safety and a strong mainspring with fine timing and both of its sidebolts. Molded, checkered and relief carved English walnut ¾-stock with raised teardrop carvings, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 85% finish and some minor old repairs and light scattered handling marks, abrasions and expected signs of use. Fully engraved brass hardware: the trigger-guard with a Classic, Georgian-type, Pineapple forward final and an engraved "Tudor Rose", on its bow—-- the forward finial with its sliding bayonet-release. The buttplate with an extensively engraved stepped finial. A side-mounted, ramrod pipe and a rifle-type sculpted sideplate with its iron sidebolts. An engraved brass fore-end-cap with a slotted piercing for the bayonet-catch and a ramrod-entry hole. Retains smooth brass surfaces with a fine patina. In overall fine condition with some light signs of use and handling. The barrel with sharp contours and its original, 9", triangular, hollow-ground, bottom-mounted, spring-bayonet. In mechanically functional order with a fine age-patina and its original components. The lock with a strong maker’s signature and very fine mechanics. Sharp contours with some scattered handling marks and light signs of use and wear. The mounts with fine engravings and choice brass surfaces. Complete with its baleen ramrod with iron worm. A very Rare example of an English Brass Barrel Blunderbuss with a Bottom-Mount Spring Bayonet, ca. 1790. Overall length, 30".

Price: $8,575.00


A SCARCE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1728 CARBINE, ca. 1730: In overall very fine+ original flintlock condition. The octagonal-to-round, band-fastened, .74 caliber, 32 1/2", barrel with numerous French Arsenal inspector’s markings, on the breech-top. Additionally marked with a “CARRIER”, a “MARTINER” marking and with a Crown/JI. Regulation Model 1728 walnut fullstock with pronounced comb and a distinctive Roman-Nose buttstock. Fine stock with sharp contours, light scattered handling marks, a clear Crown/"S.E” (St. Etienne) Arsenal mark on the right side of the buttstock and a piercing for the rear sling-swivel, behind the sideplate. Retains 90%+ finish with an old nailed repair, at the bottom edge of the lock-mortise and a repair to the fore-stock. Model 1728 lock/mechanism with its original flat Gooseneck hammer, its faceted bridled powder-pan and its curled tail frizzen with teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock with a clear Crown/"S. E." (St. Etienne) Arsenal marking and stamped forward of the hammer with a "CARRIER" marker’s mark: Jean Carrier (1709-1786) of St. Etienne, France was a noted member of the “Carrier” gunmaking family and was a Contractor to the King, in 1735 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 191-192). Full iron mounts of Regulation Model 1728 design: the buttplate with a long pin-fastened tang, the trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and no provision for a sling-swivel. Three (3) barrel bands: all friction fit; and a flat "S"-shaped sideplate marked with an "S" inspector's mark. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel, lock and furniture retain a pleasing, smooth, steel-gray age-patina and sharp markings. Complete and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: original button-head iron ramrod. Fine stock with choice, smooth, wooden surfaces, some light handling marks and 90%+ finish. An Extremely Rare and very nice example of a French Model 1728 (Cavarly) Carbine, ca. 1730. Overall length 48". A seldom seen early model of "Charleville”, from the time of Louis XV. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's": "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution".

Price: $7,875.00


A FINE & EARLY HUDSON BAY CO. “BARNETT” NORTH WEST TRADE GUN, Dtd. 1812 & BRASS TACK-DECORATED POWDER HORN, ca. 1800: In overall fine untouched percussion converted condition with fine smooth steel surfaces, nicely aged brass mounts and a matching hardwood stock with a likely American Indian, working-period alteration. The full-length, 46 1/2”, octagonal to round, sighted, 16 bore/.65 caliber, smoothbore barrel with the correct “Pattern” wedding band barrel-transition. Retains untouched, generally smooth steel surfaces with 50%+ brown finish and some expected light wear and discoloration-- from use. Hardwood fullstock with sharp contours, 65%+ finish and an illegible marking, on the flat behind the trigger-guard. Some expected handling marks, signs of prolonged use/wear, tight hairlines and scattered abrasions. The stock with a working period reduction and re-contouring, most likely done by its “Native” owner, as such “personalization” is typical of these arms. Early type iron and brass hardware of North West Trade Gun design: Three (3) screw, early form, serpent type sideplate: the rear screw a wood-screw. Three (3) turned-finial, sheet-brass ramrod pipes, an atypical (3) screw-fastened, slightly curved, iron buttplate; and the oversized-bow steel trigger-guard with pointed finials and a wide bow (for use with mittens.) In percussion-converted configuration with a fine lock and mechanics. Retains dark casehardening colors, smooth brown surfaces and a very clear "BARNETT/1812" marking, behind the blacksmith made and crosshatch decorated, Percussion hammer: additionally, marked with a sharp Hudson Bay Company "TB/Tombstone Fox" marking, under the bolster and nipple. Thomas Barnett & (later) Thomas Barnett & Sons (ca. 1778-1834) of 134 Minories, London, UK were perhaps the most famed makers of “North Trade Guns", for the Hudson Bay Co. (please see Charles Hanson's: "The Northwest Gun & H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London 1350-1850”). In mechanically functional order with its original components and a strong mainspring. Complete with its original?, plain, wooden ramrod. In overall fine condition and a classic example of one of the earliest “Dated”, Indian Trade Guns, by Barnett: (1812). A very early Hudson Bay Co. marked NW Trade gun, made by one of the most famed makers. Overall length, 61”. Complete with a fine quality brass-tack-decorated Powder Horn with its original Leather suspension-cord. Fine+ horn with sharp contours and a richly toned body with a finely carved pouring spout and tip. Hardwood surfaces with later/working-period, late-19th century, round-shank, Brass-plated steel, tack-decorations and its original sold-brass securing tacks. Light, yellow to brown colored, naturally curved, medium-sized cow horn body with a nicely carved rounded pouring-spout and chip-carved collar—- for the attachment of the original cord. Large-size bulbous/convex, hardwood base-plug: fitted with its solid-brass, securing tacks and its large, dome-shaped, pewter securing-post -- for the finely braided/looped, leather suspension cord. In overall fine+ condition with very light signs of use and wear: minor abrasions and richly toned smooth horn and wood surfaces. The base-plug, en suite with finely carved, smooth surfaces and late 19th century tack-decorations of American Indian form. A very nice and well-made example of a Tack-decorated Powder Horn with a finely crafted base and spout, ca. 1800. Complete with its finely looped and carved leather, two-piece suspension-cord. The cord with lightly crazed and oxidized, leather surfaces with signs of use/wear: broken at one loop. Overall length, approx. 13 1/2". A very nice a decorative Powder Horn & Long-Gun grouping from the early American frontier.

Price: $7,575.00


A VERY GOOD & EARLY ENGLISH “TRADE-TYPE” FLINTLOCK LONG-FOWLER, BY “BRYNE”, ca. 1770: In very good, dark & untouched, original flintlock condition. Round, pin-fastened, heavy-gauge, sighted, 48", smoothbore, .78 caliber barrel with a very good touch-hole, two (2) London “Tower” proofmarks, a baluster-turned breech and a smooth brown-gray age-patina. The top of the breech with a “BRYNE NORWICH” maker’s signature/address. Finely carved and molded, Classic English Georgian form, nicely figured English walnut fullstock of Long Fowler form with a deeply fluted buttstock, raised teardrop carvings around the lock and sideplate mortises, a lobe at the ramrod entry and a finely carved scallop-shell apron, around the engraved barrel-tang. Full brass furniture/mounts— of traditional mid-18th century English form. The buttplate with a long three-stepped tang, (3) barrel-form brass ramrod pipes, the trigger-guard with a raised urn-type forward finial and the sideplate of triangular form with both its iron sidebolt and its retaining-screw. Finely Hound’s-tooth engraved, flat & beveled lock with its bridled powder-pan, gooseneck hammer and a teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Very good lockplate surfaces with clearly engraved borders and lockplate with rococo type acanthus leaf vine scrolls. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with smooth, dark, brown/gunmetal-gray age-patina and the expected discoloration and signs of use. Very good lock with a clear “BRYNE” maker’s signature for “Elisha Bryne” of London, UK who was apprentice to Francis Drake (1743) and recorded working 1750-1784 (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 62). Complete with its original components and fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. The stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours, some scattered light handling marks and minor old slivered losses & tight hairlines, on its forestock. Very good brass furniture with a deeply toned, mustard-colored age patina and smooth surfaces. A classic example of an American, Revolutionary War Period, English Flintlock “Trade Fowler”, ca. 1770. Complete with its iron ramrod with a flared/trumpet tip. From an old New Hampshire Family Estate Collection. Overall length, 63". For a very similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 204.

Price: $5,750.00


A SCARCE 1777 "TULLE" ARSENAL MUSKET Du MARINE De MARINE/COLONIALE, ca. 1780: In overall fine, cleaned, original flintlock condition. The 44 3/4", regulation pattern, band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .74 caliber barrel with a bottom-mounted bayonet lug and bright steel surfaces with a fine touch-hole and smooth bright finish. Fine lock of standard Model 1777 configuration with cleaned surfaces, a rounded lockplate, a reinforced rounded hammer and its removable brass powder-pan: the exterior lacking its Royal "Tulle", arsenal marking, however the inner surface is marked with a “M. MUNIER” Tulle maker’s mark. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original components. Walnut fullstock with full BRASS regulation Model 1777 "Musket Du Marine/Colonial" mounts: three barrel bands—the middle band of iron, the brass & iron trigger-guard with shorter teardrop finials of Model 1777-type: the rear with vestigial finger-grips, a flat "S"-shaped sideplate and a screw-fastened buttplate. The mounts all bear a Crown/“J” Tulle Arsenal inspector’s mark. In overall fine, cleaned, original flintlock condition. The barrel retains very smooth silver-gray surfaces with no visible exterior markings and virtually no pitting. The lock in functional order with matching “bright” surfaces. The stock with smooth, dark surfaces, 85% finish an American added raised “beavertail” apron, at the barrel tang and some light scattered handling marks, abrasions and tight hairlines: the left side of the butt without a raised cheek-piece. Fine hardware with a smooth and bright patina: clear Arsenal inspector’s marks. A fine example of an extremely scarce, Mdl. 1777 Musket Du Marine/du Bord/Colonial, ca. 1780. Retains its iron ramrod and both its sling swivels. The type of Musket imported by Virginia in 1786—for its State Militia. For other similar examples, please see William Gilkerson's: "Boarder's Away" vol. 2.

Price: $7,750.00


A FINE WAR OF 1812 PERIOD US MODEL 1795 TYPE II SPRINGFIELD MUSKET, Dtd. 1808: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Regulation length, band-fastened, round, iron, smoothbore, .69 caliber, 44 3/4" barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and smooth steel-gray surfaces with clear markings and light patches of discoloration. The breech with clearly visible "V" "P" & Eagle Head proof marks and a fine touch hole. Regulation 1795 American Black Walnut fullstock with a pronounced & fluted comb and dark untouched surfaces. Some scattered light handling marks, abrasions and repaired slivers/hairlines, along the forestock. Fine contours and marked with an inspector's cartouche, on the underside of buttstock; also, adorned with a working-period, silver bullseye inlay, behind the barrel-tang. Original iron hardware with matching steel-gray surfaces: (missing its forward sling swivel). Correct Type II trigger-guard with semi-pointed finials. The lock with its rounded iron powder-pan, flat, beveled contours and its original reinforced hammer, arrowhead finial frizzen-spring rounded frizzen and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and excellent timing. Clearly marked, under the powder-pan, with a "US" over Eagle/Springfield. The tail of the lock with a sharp “1808” date: matching date on the top of buttplate. In overall fine+/very fine original flintlock condition with choice metal and wooden surfaces. The barrel with a fine proof marks, smooth steel surfaces and a fine touch-hole. The stock with sharp contours, 90%+ finish, light scattered handling marks and signs of use and age. Very fine lock with clear markings, its original components and excellent mechanics. Complete with its original button-head iron ramrod. A very nice example of an Original Flintlock War of 1812 Period US Model 1795 Type II Springfield Musket, dtd. 1808. Overall length, 59 1/4".

Price: $6,750.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY & UNUSUAL FRENCH CHILD’S FLINTLOCK TAKE-DOWN BREECH-LOADING FLINTLOCK FOWLER w/ MOROCCAN-LEATHER WRAPPED BARREL, ca. 1750: In overall very fine+, original flintlock condition. Octagonal-to-round, 23”, smoothbore, Breech-Loading, Screw-type, .44 caliber (approx. 38 Ga.) chiseled, steel barrel with a fine wedding-band transition and a rococo scroll engraved breech: the muzzle with its original forward sling-swivel. Retains smooth, steel surfaces with choice bright finish and 95%+ polish and is complete with its original, braided, Green-colored, Moroccan Leather covering with its original braided Turkshead finials. Very fine & supple leather surfaces with some light signs of use/crazing. Molded and relief carved, figured, French walnut 1/2-stock of mid-18th Century rococo form. Incised and raised carved, Two-piece/Take-Down buttstock with a finely carved apron, at the barrel-tang and a delicately carved fore-end. French type, raised, teardrop carvings, around the sideplate and lock mortises and finely sculpted brass mounts with lightly-toned, smooth surfaces. The trigger-guard with fluted bow with an acanthus leaf forward finial. An openwork rococo vine scroll rifle-type sideplate with contoured and sculpted surfaces and complete with both of its sidebolts. A matching brass butt-plate with an etched & embossed, vine scroll-engraved finial; and a shield type wrist-escutcheon. Complete with its brass-tip wooden cleaning-rod. Chiseled and engraved, flat & beveled, flintlock mechanism with a bridle-less powder-pan, its gooseneck hammer, trefoil final frizzen-spring and choice “bright” surfaces with 95%+ original polish. In mechanically functional order with excellent timing and a strong mainspring. In overall very fine+ condition. The Screw-type barrel with sharp contours, a fine touch-hole and choice steel surfaces with 90%+ bright finish. Retains all of its original Green Moroccan Leather covering with supple surfaces and 90%+ finish. Very Fine stock with 95%+ finish, sharp contours and complete with both of its sling-swivels/studs and its brass-tip cleaning-rod. The Two-piece buttstock with its original Take-Down Screw and retains sharp carvings with only some scattered light handling marks and minor abrasions. The lock with 95%+ polish and sharp chiseling/engraving and excellent mechanics. Very fine mounts of classic mid-18th Century French Rococo form with sharp contours and etchings. A very fine quality and unusual Small-Size Child’s/Boy’s Take-Down Breech-Loading Flintlock Fowler, ca. 1750. Made for a very small/young user as weighs approx. 3 lbs. with an 8” Length of Pull and Overall length, of only 32”. For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”.

Price: $9,775.00


A FINE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DUTCH MUSKET/CARBINE, ca. 1770: Of classic mid 18th century Dutch form. and In overall fine original flintlock condition. Round, 36", iron, band-fastened, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with its bottom mounted-bayonet lug. Smooth, lightly mottled steel-gray surfaces with a fine touch hole & bore. Molded and carved, Dutch-type, dark-colored, walnut fullstock with a fluted buttstock with a raised comb of mid 18th Century Dutch form. (please see: “American Rifleman”; “Dutch Arms in the American Revolution”, by George C. Neumann, fig. 3& 4). Regulation Dutch-type, full brass mounts: the trigger-guard with its original iron sling-swivel, raised finials and a rounded bow. Flat, “S" shaped sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts, a vacant oval wrist-escutcheon and a screw-fastened buttplate with protruding screws. Three (3) brass barrel-bands-- the middle band with its original sling- swivel & stud. Unmarked rounded lock with untouched, steel-gray surfaces, its original gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and its original frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall fine condition with sharp contours: a fine steel-gray age age patina with light scattered patches of discoloration. Fine lock with crisp mechanics, sharp contours and a matching patina. The stock with 85%+ finish, some scattered handling marks and sharp contours. A fine American Revolutionary War Period Dutch Musket/Carbine, ca. 1770. Complete with its original flared tip iron ramrod. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 177. Overall length, 51".

Price: $4,775.00


A FINE+ & “GOLDEN AGE PERIOD” LEHIGH COUNTY FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA/KENTUCKY “RIFLE”, ca. 1810: Of traditional Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle form with a hand-forged, pin-fastened, 37", octagonal, .46 cailber, iron barrel with choice untouched browned (90%+) surfaces and a fine patina. The top of the breech with engraved Star decorations and retains its original iron buckhorn rear sight. The muzzle with its finely dovetailed, brass, blade-type, front sight adorned with matching Star decorations. Relief & incised carved, highly figured, Tiger Maple, fullstock of classic Lehigh, County form. The buttstock with raised carved details, around the lock and sideplate mortises; and the left side of the buttstock with a raised cheek-piece accented by an oval brass floral engraved inlay. Three (3), faceted, sheet-brass ramrod-pipes, a rectangular wrist-escutcheon and a traditional Kentucky Rifle trigger-guard with a rear finger-spur and a faceted bow. A sheet-brass fore-end-cap and an engraved “Rifle-type”, sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts. Crescent-type buttplate with an engraved, faceted, upper finial; and the scroll-engraved, four-piece patchbox-cover with a floral-form forward finial and openwork side-panels. The lid with an engraved floral vine central panel and the toe of the buttstock with an engraved toe-plate with its “push-button” release for the door-cover: in functional order. In original Flintlock configuration with scroll engraved lockplate surfaces, its original gooseneck hammer, rounded fizzen and roller-type frizzen-spring: a strong mainspring and fine timing. In overall fine+ condition with smooth dark surfaces with a deeply toned age-patina. The barrel with 90%+ browned finish, sharp contours and a fine touch-hole. The lock with matching steel-gray surfaces and light signs of use/firing. Fine stock with 95%+ finish, sharp contours, scattered handling marks, light abrasions and some expected signs of use. Complete with its plain Hickory ramrod. A fine and graceful Lehigh County Golden Age Period Flintlock “Pennsylvania/Kentucky Rifle”, ca. 1810. Overall length, 51 1/2". For a similar example, please see Henry Kauffman’s: "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle”.

Price: $10,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR FRENCH MODEL 1766/68 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, ca. 1770: In overall very good, dark & untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and a very good touch-hole. The lock of standard French Model configuration with its flat lockplate, its original reinforced hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and its rounded frizzen with a curled tail. Faintly marked, under the faceted iron powder-pan with a "Charleville" French Arsenal marking and with a clear “D” {Charleville} Arsenal marking, forward of the reinforced hammer. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains generally smooth, dark and richly toned, iron surfaces with visible markings. Regulation French Model 1766/8 walnut fullstock with a deeply fluted & pronounced comb. Marked with a clear “D” “Charleville Arsenal” marking, on the left side of the buttstock. Some scattered handling marks, tight hairlines/repairs, signs of use, very good contours and 85%+ finish. Regulation French Model 1766/68 iron mounts: three spring-retained barrel bands – the middle band with its forward sling-swivel and the rear band of Regulation Mdl. 1766/68 design with its correct band-spring "improvement" of 1768-1773. The trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and its rear sling-swivel & stud. The screw-fastened buttplate with both of its screws and the a "S"-shaped sideplate with its sidebolts. In overall very good, dark & untouched, original flintlock condition. A deeply russet-toned barrel with a fine chocolate-brown age patina and a very good touch-hole & bore. The expected signs of use and wear with scattered patches of discoloration and light salt & pepper. Very good stock with dark brown-colored wooden surfaces, sharp contours, 85% finish, scattered handling marks and signs of use/wear. The hardware, en suite with the barrel and lock, having russet-toned, iron surfaces and a fine, age-patina. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War French Model 1766/68 “Charleville” Musket, ca. 1770. Complete with its original button-tip iron ramrod. Overall length 60 1/4". ***Recently acquired from the North Shore of Long Island, NY. For similar examples and additional information, please see George C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 94, Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution” & M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”. .

Price: $8,775.00


US MODEL 1816 TYPE II CONTRACT MUSKET, by “L. EVANS”, dtd. 1827: Of standard configuration, with a 42" round, band-fastened barrel with top mounted bayonet lug and very clear "US” & “US” proof-marks at the breech-top and the tang with an "1827" date. Regulation US Model 1816 Springfield lock with a sharp "W.L. EVENS/V. FORGE” and Spread Eagle marking, under the powder-pan and an “1827" & “US”, on the tail. Retains 45% mottled casehardening colors with smooth steel surfaces and fine markings. Original hammer en suite; and correctly marked, on the underside of the powder-pan with a "." inspector’s mark; and the external screw-heads stamped with an "S" inspector’s mark. US Model 1816 American Walnut fullstock of Regulation form, as made without a comb. Generally sharp contours and some evidence of martial use and handling with scattered dents, abrasions, hairlines and old chips. Retains approx. 85%+ finish with visible oval cartouche & “V”, behind the sideplate. Regulation Mdl. 1816/22 Type II full iron hardware: the trigger-guard with an integral sling swivel, on its bow and the three barrel bands and buttplate with matching steel surfaces. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The iron parts with a smooth steel-gray patina without significant blemishes or wear. The barrel with a very good touch-hole and clear markings. Complete and original lock with a crisp action and clear markings. Overall length 56". Button-head iron ramrod. A nice example of an original "Armory Bright" US Model 1816/22 Type II Contract Musket, dtd. 1827.

Price: $3,250.00


A VERY GOOD+ IRON BARREL BRESCIAN (N. ITALIAN) FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS W/ FOLDING STOCK, ca. 1760: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. 21 1/2", pin-fastened, octagonal-to-round, elliptically flared-form muzzle, smoothbore, iron barrel with 1.50+ caliber mouth, a wedding-band transition and its top with several gold inlayed Spanish-type Proof/maker’s marks. The iron breech with a fine touch-hole, light signs of use and some scattered patches of discoloration and expected light scattered wear/pitting. In original flintlock condition with a rounded, lightly engraved lockplate with its original matching scroll-engraved gooseneck hammer, frizzen and original trefoil finial frizzen-spring: in mechanically functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. The face of the lock with smooth, steel- gray surfaces with some signs of use and light wear/rust-stains: retains both of its sidebolts. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, Folding, walnut fullstock with simple raised carvings around the lock and sideplate mortises and a semi-fluted comb. Of rare Hinged/Folding-type buttstock, as made for concealment and/or use within a coach, with its original brass and iron hinge and push-button release. In very good+ condition with scattered handling marks, abrasions, minor old repairs, smooth surfaces and 85% finish. Fully engraved and embossed brass hardware/mounts of classic rococo period form: the trigger-guard with an etched and engraved acanthus leaf forward finial and a line-engraved bow. The buttplate with an scanthus leaf engraved top-finial. Two baluster-type ramrod pipes and a rifle type triangular form sideplate: complete with its sculpted iron belt-hook. Very good+ mounts with untouched smooth surfaces and a dark mustard-toned age patina: some lighter toned highlights. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a finely toned steel-gray patina and a fine touch-hole. The lock with sharp engraving, its original components and very good+ mechanics. Very good stock with generally sharp contours, 85%+ finish and some scattered handling marks/age-stains, abrasions and signs of use. Complete with its wooden ramrod. A nice and scarce example of a Folding Stock Blunderbuss, ca. 1760. Overall length, 35". For similar examples, please see “The Blunderbuss 1500-1900”, by James D. Forman.

Price: $6,550.00


AN EXTREMELY RARE & UNUSUAL FRENCH BREECH-LOADING La CHAUMETTE (“FERGUSON-TYPE”) FOLDING-STOCK FLINTLOCK CARBINE, ca. 1740: In overall excellent/Museum-Grade condition. Pinned, .47 caliber, 20 3/4", octagonal-to-round, browned (95%+) iron barrel with an integral threaded breech-section of La Chaumette/”Ferguson Rifle” design--- with a bottom-mounted powder-chamber, which is accessed by unscrewing the trigger-guard. Molded & carved, nicely figured, French Walnut buttstock with sharp contours, 95%+ finish and little signs of use/handling: a minor old repair, at the fore-end-tip. Matching slender forestock with a slightly flared tip and 95%+ finish. Unusual, side-hinged, folding buttstock with its original hinge and retaining-screws. Finely polished iron/steel mounts. The “Trapdoor” type butt-plate with a flared upper finial and a hinged cover which conceals a ball-reservoir and a cleaning-rod & compartment within the buttstock. A rifle-type hinged sideplate with an old/18th Century, engraved “12” Inventory Number?. “La Chaumette”-type trigger-guard which un-screws to expose the breech-- for loading. Of Extremely Rare & Early, French design, ca. 1740: (please see Claude Blair's: “European & American Arms"). The lock with smooth, bright, metal surfaces, 95% polish, fine mechanics and its original components. A Flat and faceted lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer, early style faceted & bridle-less powder-pan and its original pointed finial frizzen-spring and faceted frizzen. In overall Excellent/Museum-Grade original flintlock condition with clean and “bright”, metal & wooden surfaces. The barrel with choice smooth surfaces, 95%+ browned finish, sharp contours and only some isolated patches of discoloration and light wear. The lock, en suite with 95%+ polish and is in mechanically excellent condition with a strong mainspring and very fine timing. Striped & Figured, Burl French Walnut stocks with 95%+ finish, sharp contours and some very light handling marks. The hardware with matching “bright” steel surfaces and 95%+ polish. An Extremely rare and Unusual Mid-18th Century French La Chaumette/”Ferguson-type” Breech-Loading Folding-Stock Flintlock Carbine, ca. 1740. Complete with its original iron cleaning rod. Overall length, 35 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD WAR of 1812/NAPOLEONIC PERIOD PAGET-TYPE ENGLISH FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE, ca. 1815: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, round, iron, 20 1/2", smoothbore, .66 caliber (Carbine Bore), pin-fastened barrel with two (2) Birmingham, ca. 1813 proof marks, on the baluster-turned breech. Pattern 1796, lock with a rounded gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and thread-engraved borders. Mottled & pitted, steel-gray surfaces with a toned age-patina. Marked, under the powder-pan with a worn Crown/GR Royal Cypher and with a “TOWER” marking, on the tail of the lockplate. Regulation, Paget type, English walnut fullstock with a slight lobe at the ramrod entry and virtually no comb, on the buttstock. Full brass mounts: a hazelnut finial trigger-guard, two (2) barrel form ramrod pipes, a pin-fastened nose-cap, a flat S-shaped sideplate with both iron sidebolts and a Regimentally/Unit marked “R7/C/27”, brass buttplate. Retains its iron forestock-screw for a (Working-period-removed) iron saddle-bar. Complete with its original Paget-type captive iron ramrod, bridle and screws. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with a steel-gray age patina, scattered patches of pitting, discoloration and wear. Very good lock with its original components and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: the steel surfaces, en suite with the barrel. Very good stock with sharp contours, 75%+ finish, some expected handling marks, gouges, scattered abrasions and age-stains. The hardware with an untouched, mustard toned, brass age patina, some handling marks/signs of use and a clear Regimental/Unit Marking, on the buttplate tang. A very nice original flintlock War of 1812/Napoleonic Period English Pattern 1796 Cavalry Carbine, ca. 1815. Overall length, 36".

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY GERMAN FLINTLOCK "JAEGER" RIFLE, BY “ANDREAS GANS” of AUGSBURG, ca. 1730: In overall very fine original flintlock condition and of high quality with a burl walnut fullstock & fully chased and embossed, gold gilded bronze mounts. Swamped, deeply rifled, .57 caliber, 27", octagonal, browned and engraved, iron barrel with its original brass blade fore-sight and its adjustable rear iron sight. The breech-top engraved with an "ANDREAS GANS IN AUGSBURG" maker's signature and marked with a deeply sunken, rectangular, gold-inlayed, Dog-form maker’s mark (Stockel # 422) for Andreas Gans of Augsburg, Germany who worked (1705-1740). (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel" vol. 1, pg. 419). Retains 80% browned finish with sharp contours, distinct rifling, a fine bore and its platinum-lined touch-hole. Molded and carved, nicely figured, Burl Walnut fullstock of German Jaeger Rifle form. The left side of the buttstock with a raised-carved cheek-rest and baroque acanthus leaf and vine scroll accents of classic German form. Carved, around the mounts and lock with incised & raised carvings, as along the forestock and around the hardware. Very fine stock with a well-defined burl grain pattern, some scattered light handling marks, sharp contours and 90%+ finish. In original flintlock configuration with its flat & beveled, banana form, Germanic flintlock mechanism with its original gooseneck hammer, bridle-less powder-pan and its original frizzen. Signed with an “ANDRES GANS AUGSBURG” signature and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Smooth, untouched steel-gray surfaces, 80%+ polish with some scattered light discoloration and a very fine age-patina. Fullly Embossed & Gold Gilded mounts with very fine surfaces and 85%+ finish. The trigger-guard with a curled rear finger-spur and an acanthus leaf embossed forward finial. Three (3) faceted ramrod pipes—the rear pipe with an engraved tail, a pin-fastened buttplate with a deeply chiseled and sculpted finial and a rifle-type sideplate with a finely embossed Battle Scene with Mounted Cavalry in 17th Century European & Ottoman style attire. The embossed sliding patchbox-cover with its original retaining-spring and adorned with a deeply chased Boar Hunting Scene with Hounds & Hunters with Spears. Complete with both of its fire-blued (90%) sidebolts. The mounts with choice Gold-Gilded Bronze surfaces with much finish and a fine attention to detail. Original embossed Gilt Bronze fore-end-cap, en suite and complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. In very fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with strong rifling, sharp contours and smooth surfaces. The lock with a very fine patina, smooth steel surfaces and in mechanically functional order with working double-set triggers. Very fine stock with sharp contours, light scattered handling marks and retains both its forward sling swivel & its rear sling-stud. High quality, Gold-Gilded, classic baroque-rococo period, Germanic style mounts with exceptional attention to detail and 85% gilt finish remaining. Overall length 41". A very nice example of an early 18th Century German Flintlock Jaeger Rifle, ca. 1730. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…” & Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms…”.

Price: $10,500.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD MAPLE STOCK HUDSON VALLEY LONG FOWLER, ca. 1750: In overall very good, dark, “attic” original flintlock condition. Long, two-stage, pin-fastened, sighted, English-made, Crown/”IW” marked, 56", smoothbore, .75 caliber barrel with two (2), early, London Gunmaker, Co. proof-marks and a deeply russet-toned, untouched, patina with a very good touch-hole. Classic, Hudson Valley New York form, Molded and simply carved, Maple fullstock with a pronounced and a deeply fluted comb with a drop to the somewhat primitively contoured, triangular-form butt-stock. A long, slender and graceful forestock with a lobe, at the muzzle-tip. Of classic Colonial American form, as made with an unmarked, recycled, Longland/1st Mdl. Brown Bess lock with its thread-engraved gooseneck hammer, traces of its effaced Royal markings, a matching rounded frizzen and an associated/American-made trefoil-finial frizzen-spring: bridled rounded powder-pan. Retains dark, rust-patinated and lightly pitted, iron surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration and roughness. Colonial-American manufactured, engraved and embossed, full, brass mounts: a screw-fastened buttplate with a stepped tang with a long pointed finial. (4) sheet-brass ramrod pipes, an embossed, figure-8 wrist escutcheon, a raised acorn finial trigger-guard with a deeply fluted bow: of classic Hudson Valley form; and a scroll-engraved, openwork type sideplate with both of its sidebolts. In overall very good+ “attic” untouched original flintlock condition with the expected signs of use and wear. The barrel with generally smooth, chocolate brown, steel surfaces, clear markings, a very good touch-hole and signs of use and wear. The lock with matching, untouched, dark, steel surfaces with scattered discoloration pitting and wear. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours and richly oxidized, untouched surfaces. Of classic Colonial American “Backwoods Gunsmith” styling with some expected scattered handling marks, abrasions, shrinkage, tight hairlines and minor old chips/gouges. Richly toned, brass hardware with a dark, brown-mustard age patina: patches of wear and age-staining. Complete with its Colonial American, flared-tip, iron ramrod. Overall length, 72". A classic example of an “attic” untouched, original length Colonial Period New York Hudson Valley Fowler, ca. 1750. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. & Tom Grinslade’s: “Flintlock Fowlers…”, pg. 134-165.

Price: $12,775.00


ORIGINAL 18th-EARLY 19th CENTURY MUSKET & PISTOL GUN-FLINTS, ca. 1700-1800: In overall very good+, untouched condition. Of various sizes with minor varioations in shape, etc. Of English & French/Dutch origin/form; and some with minor imperfections/chips. Fine original 18th/early 19th Century Examples, ca. 1700-1800.

Price: $20.00 (each)


A RARE COLONIAL/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD NEW ENGLAND LONG FOWLER, ATTRIBUTABLE to PHINEAS SAWYER of HARVARD, MASS., ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The round to round, long, pin-fastened, unsigned, American-made, 53", smoothbore, .67 caliber barrel with a smooth, untouched, chocolate brown, steel surfaces and a fine wedding band transition. Graceful and early, New England form, Colonial-made, Cherry-wood? fullstock of classic Fowler design with a pronounced drop to the wrist and a deeply fluted comb, on the butt-stock. Colonial-American manufactured, lightly engraved, brass furniture: the pin-fastened buttplate with an engraved, long, stepped tang, (3) sheet-brass ramrod pipes, an engraved openwork rifle-type sideplate and an acorn finial trigger-guard with a lightly engraved bow. Scroll engraved, unmarked American-made lock with flat surfaces, a bridled powder-pan and a matching reinforced hammer. The engravings and overall styling of the lock and gun is identical to other fowlers made by the noted 18th century Gunsmith: Phineas Sawyer of Harvard, Mass (1743-1820) (Please see Frank Sellers: “American Gunsmiths”, pg. 265 & Tom Grinslade’s: “Flintlock Fowlers…”, pg. 60-63). In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition with expected wear and signs of use. The barrel exhibits an even, smooth, brown age-patina with a fine touch hole and retains an original musket-ball stuck in the bore (slight swell): the barrel-tang with a chipped finial and filled repair. The lock with matching surfaces, some scattered discoloration and pitting: weak mainspring. Very Good stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some scattered handling marks, abrasions, several tight hairlines and an old missing chip on the left side of fore-end-tip: noted old repair at the tang. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Richly toned, untouched, brass hardware with a fine mustard age patina. Original? plain wooden ramrod, en suite. Overall length, 69". A fine and original length Colonial American-Made Fowler, by the noted Colonial Era Gunsmith, Phineas Sawyer. The type of arm which very likely saw military service in the French & Indian and/or American Revolutionary War. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 163, 164, 165 & 166. & Grinslade’s: “Flintlock Fowlers…” .

Price: $6,775.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED PERCUSSION CONVERTED “TRADE GUN TYPE” FOWLER, by “R. PERRY”, ca. 1820: In overall very good Percussion converted condition with dark, untouched, steel surfaces & nicely patinated and engraved brass mounts. Fine American walnut/cherry? fullstock with sharp contours and a rich, dark, reddish-brown age-patina. Octagonal-to-round, 38", sighted, (.60 cal), smoothbore, key-fastened barrel with two London “Tower” private proofmarks and a “LONDON” address, on the breech. Retains dark untouched surfaces with some expected light pitting, at the bolster/breech, wear and discoloration. Nicely carved “Trade Grade” type walnut fullstock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish and simple raised carvings, around the lock mortise and the sidebolts. Fine stock with various minor handling marks and general signs of use. Untouched, mustard toned, Trade Gun type, full brass mounts: two (2) barrel form ramrod pipes, a screw-fastened Buttplate with an acanthus-leaf-etched upper finial and the Trade-style trigger-guard with an urn-form bow and pointed finials. Percussion converted lightly engraved, lock/mechanism with matching, deeply toned, steel surfaces and a "R. PERRY" marking on its face. Richard Perry of Birmingham, UK worked at Bull Street, 1760 (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 943). Complete with its original lock components with a drum & nipple percussion bolster, its original nipple, engraved dolphin form Percussion hammer with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Original wooden ramrod and in overall very good+ untouched condition and a nice example of a “Trade type”/“Indian Trade" type Fowler, ca. 1820. An unusually well-preserved example of an often hard-used type of gun. For similar examples and additional information, please see. Charles Hansen's: "The Northwest Gun" & T. Grinslade’s: “Flintlock Fowlers…”. Recently discovered in Westchester Co., New York Overall length, 54".

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812/NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD UNIT MARKED ENGLISH LARGE/MUSKET-BORE (.75 cal.) CARBINE w/ EXPERIMENTAL? DOGLOCK REAR SAFETY, ca. 1800: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, .75 caliber (Musket Bore), 33”, smoothbore, sighted barrel with baluster-turned breech, two Board of Ordnance proof marks, a bottom-mounted bayonet-lug and a brass blade-type fore-sight. Regulation Pattern English Walnut fullstock of with a pronounced comb and a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel tang. Marked behind the trigger-guard and on the buttstock with various Board of Ordnance Inspector’s marks: the right side of the buttstock with an 1806 dtd. Storekeeper’s Mark and the left side with various Rack/Unit markings, behind the sideplate. The P. 1796 lock with a gooseneck hammer and a convex lockplate marked with a Crown/GR Royal Cypher and with a Crown/Broad Arrow Board of Ordnance Acceptance mark, under the bridled powder-pan. Also, marked with a “TOWER” behind the gooseneck hammer with an Experimental? Doglock-type rear safety catch. Full brass hardware of regulation India pattern/3rd Modle Brown Bess design: the buttplate with a stepped & pin-fastened finial (marked with a “100”, “47” & “136” Rack/Unit Numbers. Three ramrod pipes for the buttonhead iron rammer. A pin-fastened nose-cap and the trigger-guard with a flat hazelnut finial. A raised “S” shaped sideplate and complete with both its sidebolts. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp markings and smooth, richly toned, russet colored, steel surfaces with light scattered pitting/discoloration: a very good touch-hole. The lock with matching steel surfaces and its original components. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, clear inspector’s marks and the expected signs of use, handling and storage. A very unusual example of an English Experimental? Large/Musket-Bore Flintlock Carbine, ca. 1800: for likely Sea Service Use, as made without the Saddle Bar, typically seen on Cavalry Carbines. Complete with both of its sling-swivels. For similar type guns, please see, H. L. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 100. Overall length, 48 1/2”.

Price: $4,250.00


A VERY GOOD GEORGIAN-COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK FOWLER, by WILLIAM HENSHAW, ca. 1750: In overall very good+, generally untouched original flintlock condition. Fine quality, long, round, smoothbore, key-fastened, 41 1/2", (12 Ga.)/.75 caliber, steel barrel. Slightly flared muzzle, a silver foresight and two (2) early London Gunmaker, Co. proof-marks. A very good touch-hole with signs of use and generally smooth, dark, russet-toned, steel surfaces with some scattered light patches of rust-staining/discoloration and the breech-top with a virtually illegible “LONDON” address, within a (worn) balloon-type border. Retains an untouched, deeply toned, chocolate age patina with some light discoloration and expected fine pitting, at the touch-hole/breech. Molded, checkered and carved, nicely figured, dark, English Walnut fullstock of classic mid-18th Century Georgian form. Sculpted and fluted comb with its original, dark leather cheek-piece with smooth and supple surfaces with some minor/expected crazing. Raised carvings around the mounts, lock and sideplate mortises. Fully Embossed and engraved brass mounts with untouched mustard-toned surfaces. The trigger-guard with an acanthus leaf forward finial and an engraved “Tudor Rose” on its bow. The buttplate with a stepped and finely scroll engraved tang. Three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes and a finely checkered wrist. Made without a sideplate and retains both of its original sidebolts. The lock with generally smooth steel surfaces, approx. 65%+ polish and clearly engraved with a "W. HENSHAW" maker’s signature, under the bridle-less powder-pan. William Henshaw I, of London, UK, was the founder of the famed “Henshaw” gunsmith family; and is recorded working, ca. 1725-1753 (please see H. L. Blackmore’s: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 112). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and thread-engraved borders. Matching rounded gooseneck hammer, frizzen and trefoil finial frizzen-spring. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a richly toned age-patina, visible proof-marks and a very good touch-hole. Fine walnut fullstock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, minor working-life repairs and a nicely sculpted and delicate forestock with a slightly flared muzzle. The expected minor handling marks and signs of use and light wear. Complete with its flared tip wooden ramrod. A very nice example of a French & Indian War/Colonial Period English Flintlock Fowler, by the noted mid-18th Century London gunsmith, William Henshaw I. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. W. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 58".

Price: $6,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR FRENCH MODEL 1766/68 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, ca. 1770: In overall very good, “Attic Untouched”, original flintlock condition. Regulation length, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and a very good touch-hole. Retains deeply toned untouched barrel surfaces with a rich chocolate-colored patina. The lock, en suite with matching dark russet-colored surfaces of standard French Model configuration. Flat lockplate with its original reinforced hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and its rounded frizzen with a curled tail. Clearly marked, under the faceted iron powder-pan with a "Charleville" French Arsenal marking and with a clear “D” {Charleville} Arsenal marking, forward of the hammer. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. French Model 1766/8 walnut fullstock with richly oxidized and finely patinated, walnut surfaces with a deeply fluted & pronounced comb and a clear “D” “Charleville Arsenal” marking, on the left side of the buttstock. In very good+ “Attic Untouched” condition with scattered handling marks, general signs of age, sharp contours and 75%+ finish. Model 1766/68 full iron mounts with matching russet-toned “attic untouched” surfaces: three spring-retained barrel bands – the middle band with its forward sling-swivel and the rear band of Regulation Mdl. 1766/68 design with its correct band-spring "improvement" of 1768-1773. Teardrop finial trigger-guard with long finials and its original sling-swivel & stud. Screw-fastened buttplate and "S"-shaped sideplate with both of its sidebolts. In overall very good+, “attic untouched”, original flintlock condition. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War French Model 1766/68 “Charleville” Musket, ca. 1770. Complete with its original button-tip iron ramrod. Overall length 60 1/4". ***Recently acquired from an old New Hampshire Family Estate. For similar examples and additional information, please see George C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 94, Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution” & M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”.

Price: $8,975.00


A VERY GOOD WAR OF 1812/NAPOLEONIC PERIOD (P. 1809) THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1810: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Regulation Pattern, 39", .75 caliber, pin-fastened round, smoothbore barrel with its original top mounted bayonet-lug/sight. The left side of the breech with two (2) British, Board of Ordnance, {Crown/(GR/V) & Crown/Cross Scepters} proof marks and the tang with a Crown/9? Ordnance marking. English walnut fullstock of Regulation Third Model/India Pattern form with a raised-carved beavertail apron behind the barrel tang, a deeply fluted comb on the buttstock and a pronounced lobe, on the handrail. Retains 85%+ finish, sharp contours and is marked with various Board of Ordnance Crown inspector’s marks behind the sideplate, in the ramrod-channel and behind the trigger-guard. Also marked with an 1809? Dtd. Storekeeper’s mark. Good+ wooden surfaces with a lightly toned smooth patina, some minor handling marks and expected signs of use and wear: the base of the buttstock with filled repairs/filled wormholes. Untouched, regulation Pattern, full brass hardware: the trigger guard with a flat hazelnut forward finial, a raised "S" shaped sideplate, a screw-fastened buttplate with a three-stepped finial, its original pin-fastened fore-end-cap and three (3) baluster-type ramrod pipes. Pattern 1809 Board of Ordnance marked lockplate with a clear Crown/"GR" Royal Cypher and a Broad Arrow acceptance mark, beneath the bridled powder-pan. The tail of the lock marked "Tower". Untouched russet-toned surfaces with scattered discoloration/fine pitting. Complete with its Double-throated hammer, teardrop finial frizzen spring and its bridled powder-pan, en suite. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrel with chocolate-brown toned, steel surfaces, clear markings and sharp contours. In original flintlock configuration with a fine touch-hole and the expected signs of military use. The brass hardware with an untouched “mustard” age patina and complete with its button-head iron ramrod (partially broken and in the channel) and both of its sling swivels. A very nice example of a War of 1812 Period Third Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1810. Overall length 56".

Price: $3,275.00


A FINE & UNUSUAL SPANISH/SPANISH-NEAPOLITAN MIQUELET FOWLER, Dtd. 1793: In overall fine+, untouched original “flintlock” condition. Nicely etched and engraved “Spanish” Miquelet (Patilla) type flintlock mechanism with 65+% polish and sharp contours. Fine quality, “Spanish type”, 39 5/8", octagonal to round, smoothbore, band & screw-fastened, iron, .75 caliber barrel with a finely etched wedding-band transition and floral punch-marks and a gold inlayed rectangular maker’s mark/cartouche, on the breech-top. A 1793 date, on its left side and also marked with a “60” inventory/museum collection number. Smooth steel-gray surfaces with an untouched age patina and some scattered light patches of discoloration: complete with its brass fore-sight and its cupped brass rear sight. Molded and finely carved, deeply fluted, Neopolitan type, figured Walnut fullstock of classic 18th Century form with a sculpted and fluted, buttstock with a deeply relief carved, Grosteque Sea-Monster’s Mask, on the grip and a “Fish-scale” checkered wrist. The buttstock further ardorned with brass, wire-inlayed floral designs and with a finely carved Sand-Dollar, on its right side. Fine forestock with matching Fish-scale pattern and its underside with deeply incised, double flutes. Miquelet-type “flintlock” mechanism with a fine, untouched, steel gray age patina, 75%+ polish and is mechanically functional with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Floral scroll-engraved lock surfaces with its sculpted Miquelet hammer with classic “Spanish” type jaw and its original “French” type jaw-screw with a pierced and slotted head. An exposed horizontal sear and a finely curled trigger. Original, French-type rounded frizzen (without grooved face) with matching scroll engravings: the powder-pan and its fence also engraved. Full brass mounts: A single ribbon-type barrel band, a Rosehead-nail-fastened buttplate with a pointed upper finial and the trigger-guard with a stepped bow and an embossed acanthus leaf forward finial. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The barrel with a smooth steel-gray age-patina, 75%+ polish, sharp markings, a deeply struck (illegible) gold-inlayed maker’s mark and a fine bore. The stock with sharp contours, quality relief carved details, 85%+ finish and some light scattered handling marks/wear. The fine and unusual Sea Monster grip with its original staghorn inlayed eyes and sharp carving with much detail to the face, scales & gills. The lock with smooth steel surfaces, some light patches of discoloration, a strong mainspring and its original components: in functional order with fine timing. A nice quality Spanish/Spanish-Neapolitan Miquelet Lock Fowler, dtd. 1793. Complete with both its original sling-swivels and iron ramrod with flared tip. Overall length, 54 1/2". For a similar example, please see C. Blaire's: “European & American Arms 1150-1850”.

Price: SOLD


AN EXTREMELY FINE QUALITY & MUSEUM GRADE SPANISH “MADRID LOCK” FOWLER, by “ALONSO del CORRAL MADRID”, ca. 1770: In overall excellent, untouched original “flintlock” condition and made with a exquisitely chiseled and signed “Madrid” lock type flintlock mechanism. Fine quality, 39", octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, iron, .65 caliber barrel with a finely etched wedding-band transition, floral and Cross gold inlays at the breech and two gold inlayed Spanish punch/maker's marks for the renowned barrel maker, Alonzo Martinez of Madrid, Spain, who was the Weapons Master of Mallorca, ca. 1730: please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel" vol. 2, pg. 766 (No. 757 & 758). Retains a smooth, steel gray, coloration with an untouched age patina and only some scattered light patches of discoloration/abrasions: complete with its Gold fore-sight and its chiseled rear sight. Molded and carved, deeply fluted, Madrid/Catalonian type, figured Walnut fullstock of classic Spanish form with a sculpted and fluted, thin butt with chiseled and engraved steel mounts. Rare Spanish “Madrid-type” flintlock mechanism with a fine, untouched, steel gray age patina, 99%+ polish and in mechanically functional order. Deeply chiseled lock surfaces with a finely sculpted and crafted gooseneck hammer with classic “Spanish” type jaw-screw, an exposed rear horizontal sear and a matching frizzen with a finely chiseled back. The lockplate, en suite and clearly marked with a deeply struck “ALNSO/ D./ CORRAL”, Spanish type maker’s mark and engraved with an "ALONSO DEL CORRAL MADRID” signature, under the bridle-less powder-pan. Etched and finely engraved steel mounts: the sidebolts with lightly engraved heads, two slotted barrel bands, an etched and engraved half-type buttplate with an acanthus leaf finial and the sculpted and engraved trigger-guard with a "TARGARONA" gold maker's mark, on its bow (Stockel No. 1081): Francisco Targarona of Madrid, Spain worked ca. 1773-1808 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1266). The engraving of traditional Spanish design, with finely executed lines and deep relief chiseling. In overall excellent untouched condition. The barrel with a steel-gray age patina, 95%+ polish, sharp markings, deeply struck gold-inlayed maker’s marks and a fine bore. Excellent stock with sharp contours, deeply fluted carving, 98%+ finish and only some very minor handling marks. The lock with 99%+ polish, smooth steel surfaces, a strong mainspring and its original components: in functional order with sharp scroll engraving and fine quality deep relief chiseling. A very high quality and Excellent Spanish Madrid Lock Fowler, ca. 1770, in “Museum Grade” condition. Made by recorded Master Gunsmiths. Original iron ramrod with turned tip. Overall length, 54". For a similar example, please see C. Blaire's: “European & American Arms 1150-1850”.

Price: $9,275.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY & EXTREMELY RARE 17th CENTURY GERMAN CHILD’S/BOY’S DOG-LOCK FOWLER, ca. 1690: In overall fine condition. Of small size and made for a Child. Octagonal-to-round, 24 ¼”, smoothbore, pin-fastened, .67 caliber (approx. 14 Ga.) chiseled, steel barrel with a fine wedding-band transition, a blade-type fore-sight and a cannon form muzzle with turned-rings: marked, near the barrel-transition with an engraved Coat of Arms. Smooth, steel-gray steel surfaces with a fine age-patina, scattered Salt & Pepper, much of its “bright” finish and some scattered patches of discoloration and signs of use. Molded, Lavishly Carved and Horn Inlayed, figured, European walnut 1/2-stock of late 17th Century form with a fluted and raised carved buttstock with a Baroque scroll carved and horn-inlayed apron, at the barrel-tang. Classic, baroque type, raised, teardrop carvings, around the sideplate and lock mortises. Finely carved incised decorations, along the length of the forestock. The right side of its buttstock with its original, tortoise-shell/Horn veneered, sliding, Patch-box Cover and the left side with relief and incised carved, baroque vine and acanthus leaf scrolls of traditional Germanic style. Additionally, adorned with an embossed Bronze Coat of Arms Medallion (Could possibly be researched) and with dark colored and carved horn inlays, in a floral form arrangement. In fine condition with the expected signs of “Child” handling and some minor old repairs, to the forestock. Sculpted & richly engraved iron mounts with lightly-toned, smooth surfaces. The trigger-guard with finely crafted bow with a long rear finger-spur and adorned with chased and engraved finials. Two carved horn sidebolt escutcheons with nicely contoured and sculpted surfaces and both of its iron sidebolts. A top-plate type butt-plate with a short upper finial. A single baluster-turned ramrod pipe of 17th Century form; and complete with its horn-tip wooden ramrod with matching carved fore-end-cap. Rare 17th Century German Dog-lock “Flintlock” mechanism with its flat, beveled lock with its gooseneck form “Dog”/hammer with a rear notch for the original screw-retained safety-hook. In fine, Dog-lock configuration and correctly made without a ½ cock position, on its tumbler. Retains approx. 80%+ polish; and in mechanically functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. Faceted bridle-less powder-pan with its original chiseled arrowhead-finial frizzen spring and frizzen. In overall fine condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine touch-hole and 75%+ bright finish. Fine stock with 80%+ finish, scattered handling m,arks, very fine quality & extensive carvings, minor old repairs, sharp contours and both sling-swivels. Very fine quality carvings and inlays with an overall sharp attention to quality and detail. Some scattered light handling marks, tight hairlines and expected signs of use. Fine mounts of classic German form with sharp contours and etchings. An original & Rarely Seen 17th Century, Child’s/Boy’s Flintlock Fowler, ca. 1690. Of diminutive size with a 9 ½” length of pull and an Overall length of, 36”. For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD WAR of 1812 PERIOD US MODEL 1795/8 CONTRACT MUSKET, ca. 1798: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Regulation “Charleville Musket” length, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and a very good touch-hole and bore. French Model 1766/8 walnut fullstock with a deeply fluted & pronounced comb. In very good condition with some scattered handling marks, signs of use, very good contours and 85%+ finish. Model 1795/8 type full iron mounts: three spring-retained barrel bands – the middle band with its forward sling-swivel. The trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and its rear sling-swivel & stud. Screw-fastened buttplate and an "S"-shaped sideplate with its sidebolts. Unmarked Lock of US Model 1795 design with a flat lockplate, a reinforced hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and a rounded frizzen with a straight tail. Unmarked and of slightly crude form, as made without any internal bridles and with a rounded brass powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong (replaced) mainspring and fine timing. Retains generally smooth steel surfaces with scattered discoloration. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel with clear “BC”/”BC” markings, above the touch-hole. Very good stock with sharp contours, 85% finish, scattered handling marks and signs of use/wear. Fine hardware with smooth iron surfaces. A very nice example of an American War of 1812 US Model 1798 “Contract” Musket, ca. 1798. Complete with its original button-tip iron ramrod. Overall length 60 1/4". ***For similar type examples and additional information, please see George D. Moller’s: "American Military Shoulder Arms", vol. 2 & M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”.

Price: $3,975.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE 2X US SURCHARGED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-ASSEMBLED LONGLAND PATTERN/1st MODEL BROWN BESS “COS” MUSKET w/ DUBLIN CASTLE LOCK, ca. 1777: In very good original flintlock condition. Made with an unmarked, pin-fastened, American made?, octagonal-to-round, 46 1/2", smoothbore, .78 caliber, barrel with a dovetailed front sight and a bottom-mounted bayonet lug: the breech-top with a large (Revolutionary War Period) “US” Surcharge (worn). American Longland Pattern/Brown Bess fullstock with simple raised-carved points, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a pronounced lobe at the ramrod entry-pipe, a beavertail apron at the barrel-tang and a deeply fluted comb, on the buttstock. Marked with a large size “US” Surcharge, behind the trigger-guard. Colonial American manufactured & Recycled Longland Pattern “Brown Bess”, brass furniture. Four (4) American sheet-brass ramrod pipes—for wooden rammer, a rare Pattern 1730 Longland Brown Bess trigger-guard with a raised pointed forward finial. Of Classic Colonial American form, as made without a buttplate, a sideplate or a wrist escutcheon. Very good “Dublin Castle” marked Lock with thread engraved lockplate, its original gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Also, engraved with a Crown/GR Royal Cypher, under the powder-pan and with a “DUBLIN CASTLE”, on its tail. In overall very good original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a mottled gray-brown age patina, scattered patches of discoloration and the expected signs of use and wear: very good touch-hole. The lock, en suite with its original components, smooth surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Very good Cherry wood American stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some handling marks, old repairs and signs of use/wear. Fine brass furniture with a nicely toned age patina. A very scarce example of a 2X US Surcharged American Revolutionary War Period, Longland Pattern/First Model Brown Bess “COS” Musket, ca. 1777. Complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 62”. Of similar design to the Committee of Safety Muskets made for the Colony of New Jersey. For additional information and similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s & F. Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”, pg. 202, fig. 7, George Moller’s: “American Military Shoulder Arms…”, vol. 1 & George C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: $10,500.00


AN UNTOUCHED RAWHIDE-REPAIRED AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN TRADE-TYPE BLANKET/BUFFALO-GUN, ca. 1830: In overall very good untouched percussion (converted from Flintlock) condition with attic untouched, russet-toned, iron surfaces, deeply aged sheet-iron mounts and a striped Tiger Maple fullstock with clear signs of American Indian use. The (cut-down to Blanket/Buffalo Gun) octagonal to round, 12 3/4”, 24 bore (.65 caliber), smoothbore “Trade-Gun” barrel with a visible English Proof mark, on the left side of the breech. Retains richly patinated, brown surfaces with signs of use, wear and discoloration. Molded and carved nicely striped, Tiger Maple fullstock with sharp contours, 55%+ finish and signs of extended use, hairlines and oxidation. The wrist and muzzle with working-period, sinew-stitched, rawhide repairs and both sides of the buttstock with Brass Trade-tack decorations of classic Plains Indian design. Trade type sheet-steel hardware: Made without a sideplate and the nail-fastened buttplate long removed. An oversized steel trigger-guard with pointed finials and a wide bow (for use with mittens.) In percussion converted configuration and made with a Longland Pattern/1st Model Brown Bess lock. Very good mechanism with dark, untouched, brown surfaces and marked with vestiges of a Crown/GR Royal Cypher. In mechanically functional (weak mainspring) order with its original Percussion components. Blacksmith-made Hammer and a brass Percussion Bolster (oxidized). In overall very good attic untouched condition with richly oxidized and patinated metal and wood surfaces. A very nice example of Frontier made Plains Indian "Trade Gun" Type Blanket/Buffalo Gun. Overall length, 26 1/2”.

Price: SOLD


A VERY RARE & UNUSUAL 18TH CENTURY GERMAN/AUSTRIAN REPEATING RESERVOIR-BUTT AIR GUN w/ MOROCCAN LEATHER COVERED STOCK & ITS ORIGINAL AIR PUMP, ca. 1780: Complete and original throughout and in overall very fine+ untouched condition. Of unusual form with streamlined and modernistic lines. Round, breech-loading, smoothbore, .38 caliber, sighted, blued, 26”, steel barrel with smooth bore-walls, untouched surfaces and 85%+ finish. Very fine with light streaking, virtually no pitting. Exposed cocking mechanism and bullet/ball- chamber with its original "hammer”, and finely chiseled & sculpted external mainspring. Retains smooth, blued (85% finish) surfaces and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring: original air release lever/valve. Black Moroccan-Leather wrapped, conical shaped, hollow, steel buttstock/air reservoir. Very fine untouched surfaces, 97%+ of its leather cover and clearly marked, on the right side of the grip with a “D.T.” maker’s mark. In very fine condition with only some minor scuffs, signs of use and light abrasions. Complete with its original, bicycle-type, steel, air pump and its leather seal. The pump with matching smooth steel-gray surfaces and a finely threaded aperture-- for attachment to the butt-stock. In overall very fine+ untouched condition with choice surfaces. The barrel with 85%+ bluing, sharp contours, light discoloration and a fine bore. The stock with virtually all of the black Moroccan leather cover. A very fine and unusual late 18th century German or Austrian Repeating firing, reservoir-Butt Air Rifle, ca. 1780. Complete with its original Air Pump and its iron cleaning rod. For similar type examples, please see: Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”. Overall length, 42 1/2".

SOLD


A VERY FINE+ & RARE FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE LONGLAND PATTERN/1st MODEL BROWN BESS NEW JERSEY? “COS” MUSKET, ca. 1760-1770: In very fine/near excellent untouched original flintlock condition. Made with an unmarked, pin-fastened, American made, octagonal-to-round, 46 1/2", smoothbore, .75 caliber, barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug/front sight (worn). Finely carved, American-Walnut, Longland Pattern/Brown Bess fullstock with simple raised-carved points, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a pronounced lobe at the ramrod entry, a beavertail apron at the barrel-tang and a deeply fluted comb, on the buttstock. Colonial American manufactured & Recycled “Brown Bess”, brass furniture. The Marine & Militia Pattern buttplate with a three-stepped, screw-fastened tang and its flat marked with a “No. 25” Rack/Unit marking in classic 18th century characters. Four (4) Brown Bess ramrod pipes—for iron rammer, a flat Shortland Pattern Brown Bess sideplate with a tail, a brass nose-cap; and the American trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial: not made for a wrist escutcheon, as is typical of many American arms. American made?, Germanic-type, bridle-less Lock with a flat banana-form lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The face with an illegible, deeply struck maker’s/inspector’s mark within a rectangular cartouche. In overall very fine+/near excellent, untouched, original flintlock condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a smooth gray-brown age patina and the expected light signs of use and wear: fine touch-hole. The lock, en suite with its original components, matching smooth surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Excellent stock with 90%+ finish, very sharp contours, only some minor handling marks and light signs of use/wear: of competent gunsmith make with a sharp attention to design and detail. Nicely toned brass furniture with a very fine age patina. An excellent example of a French & Indian/American Revolutionary War Period, Longland Pattern/First Model Brown Bess “COS” Musket, ca. 1770. Complete with its trumpet-head iron ramrod. Overall length, 62”. Of very similar design to the type of Committee of Safety Musket made for the State of New Jersey. For additional information and a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s & F. Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”, pg. 202, fig. 7.

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY BELGIAN? BACK ACTION FLINTLOCK AFRICAN TRADE GUN, ca. 1870-1900: The band-secured, 39 1/4", smoothbore, .69 caliber barrel with a post-type fore-sight: unmarked breech. Light colored hardwood (beechnut?) fullstock with sharp contours and very light handling marks. In overall near excellent condition with lightly toned steel surfaces and a very fine stock with much of its finish. The iron surfaces a smooth steel-gray patina and some light patches of surface discoloration. The stock retains nearly all of its finish (95%) and has only the lightest of handling marks: an old burn? of the left edge of the fore-stock. Full iron mounts of "French"-type design. The three (screw-retained) barrel-bands: the rear band a friction-fit, a triangular sidebolt washer, two iron sling-swivels and the screw-fastened buttplate: the top finial with a "22 D. A. R." over a ""392" marking. Plain iron ramrod and a "French" Mdl. 1777 type trigger-guard with rear finger cuts. Back-Action Flintlock mechanism with its bridled iron powder-pan and its original reinforced hammer. In functional order with a good mainspring and timing: retains an age-patina, en suite with the barrel and its original components and screws. In overall very fine+ original flintlock condition with sharp stock contours, crisp marking -- on the buttplate-tang and smooth steel-gray surfaces. A very fine example of a Belgian? mid to late 19th century African Trade Musket, ca. 1870-1900. The type of gun sold to native Colonials, in the Congo, etc. Overall length, 55 1/4".

Price: $1,175.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED EARLY 19TH CENTURY SMALL-SIZE OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS DAG, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Extensively etched, 11", pin and band-fastened, round, "Trumpet-type", smoothbore, Silver Damascened, Persian marked, steel barrel with 1.50 caliber flared muzzle and a .50+ cal. bore. Extensively silver inlayed overall with an etched/inlayed geometric patterns and the integral barrel-tang adorned, en suite. Retains untouched brown-gray surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole. In original flintlock configuration with its flat, Crescent Moon engraved lockplate: a simulated European signature, a bridled powder-pan, matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen. Retains untouched steel surfaces with some expected patches of discoloration and light wear. In mechanically functional order and complete with its original components and both of its sidebolts. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic Turkish Blunderbuss “Dag” form with raised borders around the lock and sideplate; and the butt with a pronounced drop, a deeply fluted comb and a checkered wrist (worn). In very good untouched condition with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 80% finish and some scattered handling marks, wear, abrasions and minor losses/chips, on the right side of the fore-end. Heavy, plain, Brass hardware: the trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a plain stepped bow. The screw-fastened brass buttplate, en suite with a stepped finial, two ramrod pipes—for the “false” wooden ramrod; and the rifle-type sideplate with its original loop and iron suspension-ring. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours and fine quality engraving and silver-damascening. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a fine lock. The stock with sharp contours, 80% finish and the expected signs of use and wear. A nice example of a small sized, original using-type, early 19th Century Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Dag, ca. 1820. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Construction and Decoration of Arms…” . Overall length, 19 1/2".

Price: $2,250.00


A FINE QUALITY SMALL-SIZE ALBANIAN “ALL-METAL” MIQUELET LONG-GUN, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched condition. The 34", octagonal to round, smoothbore, cannon-form, engraved, iron, .63 caliber barrel with a fine and distinct lightly toned age-patina with smooth steel-gray surfaces and a Damascus “Twist” pattern. Retains its buckhorn-type rear and its integrally-forged iron fore-sight. Fine touch-hole and bore. Fully engraved, pin-fastened, sheet-steel covered hardwood fullstock with nicely etched floral and vine scrolls, geometric patterns and inlayed with decoratively etched brass panels. Of fine quality Traditional Albanian design, as nearly entirely metal covered and made with the typical narrow curved wrist and a “T” shaped buttstock. The sides of the stock adorned with decoratively engraved brass inlays. Retains 85% “bright” finish with sharp contours, fine engraving, some minor handling marks and light wear/abrasions. Traditional Albanian-made Miquelet lock with untouched, smooth, steel-gray surfaces, some light discoloration and its original components. Steel trigger with matching surfaces and its sheet-steel trigger-guard. Plain Iron ramrod and complete with both its sidebolts and its hand-forged Saddle-Ring. In overall very good+ untouched condition with generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with a fine age-patina. Some light scattered handling marks, minor wear to the engraving and generally sharp contours with fine surfaces. In functional order with a strong mainspring its original components—slightly out of timing, as will not always hold on cocked positions, as it typical of Miquelet mechanisms. Overall a very nice and decorative example of these uniquely Albanian Antique Guns. Dates to, ca. 1820. Overall length, 46 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”, pg. 259.

Price: SOLD


A FINE EARLY 19th CENTURY NEW ENGLAND CLUB-BUTT FOWLER, ca. 1815: In overall Fine condition. Long & Heavy, 46", .75 caliber, sighted (sights removed), pin-fastened, octagonal to round, smoothbore barrel with a “wedding-band” transition and two Birmingham post-1813 Blackpowder proof marks, on the top left side of the breech. Early 19th century form, original Flintlock mechanism with a flat scroll-engraved “Commercial”-type lockplate with rounded tail, its matching angled gooseneck hammer and a waterproof powder-pan with a roller on its frizzen-spring. Fine lock with smooth steel gray surfaces and sharp scroll engraving. In mechanically functional order with its original components and a strong mainspring. Late type, “New England Club Butt form”, walnut fullstock with a flared fish-belly butt-section—--a raised cheek-piece on its left side, simple carving around the lock and sidebolt mortises and a long slender fore-stock. Simply engraved full brass furniture of Gunsmith & Commercial make: the buttplate with a long stepped tail with fine scroll engraving. Simple sheet brass trigger-guard with a plain, flat, rectangular forward finial and a simple fluted bow. Two sheet-brass teardrop sidebolt escutcheons and three sheet-brass ramrod-pipes, en suite: button-tip iron ramrod. In overall fine condition with distinct contours, some scattered handling marks, light signs of use/wear, minor dents, tight old hairlines and two old filled holes on the butt-stock. Original and functioning double-set iron triggers. Smooth metal surfaces with sharp contours and markings and 45% brown finish, on the barrel. Retains a fine dark gray age-patina with some light scattered discoloration/pitting and wear. In original flintlock configuration with a fine touch hole. Fine commercial type lock with matching choice steel surfaces and sharp engraving. The stock with much (85%+) of its finish and exhibits some expected signs of use/wear: scattered minor handling marks and the noted old fills and hairlines. A large and impressive Flintlock “Market Type” New England Flintlock Club-Butt Fowler/Hunting Gun with its original length, Birmingham proofed, Large Bore, English barrel, ca. 1815. Overall length, 63".

Price: $3,275.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN SILVER MOUNTED (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. The octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 49 1/4", sighted, steel .50 caliber, smoothbore, silver-band-fastened barrel with its original, decorative geometric-pattern & scroll engraved and deeply embossed, silver barrel bands at its rear. Typical North African (Moroccan), molded and simply carved, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, curved, flat, triangular butt with nicely etched/scrimshawed walrus ivory? Strap-type appliqués, on both sides. Adorned overall with embossed and etched silver sheet and silver applique (some minor losses). Retains an untouched age-patina with nicely toned silver surfaces with evidence of an old cleaning. Fine stock with a dark age-patina, some expected shrinkage, old chips, hairlines, wear and scattered handling marks, from use. In its original, “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce configuration with a nicely sculpted gooseneck hammer, its original round-face bolster, powder-pan, frizzen and sliding pan-cover, of classic Snaphaunce configuration. In untouched condition with some scattered pitting/discoloration and surface wear: original sidebolts and mainspring (a weak frizzen-spring, will not hold on “cocked” position). Classic trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve. Untouched steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration, wear and pitting. Complete with its turned and chiseled iron ramrod (frozen in-place) and its trigger-guard with silver sheet applique and a sculpted, decorative, pointed forward finial: retains much (90%) of is embossed & etched sheet-silver applique. In overall very good untouched condition: the barrel with a steel-gray age patina, some discoloration/pitting, light wear and signs of use. The stock with scattered handling marks, minor old chips/abrasions along the forestock/ramrod-channel, several tight hairlines and the expected signs of use -- seen on virtually all original examples of these guns. The iron surfaces with an untouched, steel-gray age-patina with dark highlights, in powder-pan and on the frizzen-face. In very good condition with the expected pitting and rust-staining on the breech and lockplate. Extensively adorned with fine quality, richly embossed, sheet-silver applique and ivory inlay. The barrel-bands/capucines with a finely embossed floral vine scroll decoration overall. Of fine quality and a classic example of a Chief’s-Grade “Using type” Long-gun/Kabyle, ca. 1850. A nice and authentic example of the famed North African Kabyle: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 65.

Price: $2,250.00


A FINE GEORGIAN/COLONIAL PERIOD ENGLISH/IRISH FLINTLOCK "OFFICER’S" FOWLER, by F. LORD, ca. 1750:: In overall fine, original flintlock condition. London Gunmaker Co. proof marked, round, smoothbore, key-fastened, 43", (10 Ga.)/.75 caliber, slightly-flared barrel with a scroll-engraved “hooked” breech with tang-type rear sight and its teardrop brass fore-sight. Retains an untouched, generally smooth, brown age-patina with some light discoloration and fine scattered pitting: marked on the breech-top with an “F. LORD” maker’s signature; and on its left side, with two early London Gunmaker Co and an “R.W.” (Richard Wilson) barrel-maker’s mark. (Francis Lord of Dublin, Ireland was a gunsmith and Contractor to the British Board of Ordnance, who worked 1745-1774. Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 726). The barrel-tang etched and engraved with fine quality scrolls, en suite with the lockplate. Molded and carved, nicely figured, English Walnut fullstock of classic Georgian form with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb and a finely executed raised carved scallop-shell apron, at the barrel tang: raised teardrops around the mounts and lock. High quality, embossed and engraved brass mounts with untouched mustard-toned surfaces with some patches of discoloration and light wear. The trigger-guard with a finely etched and embossed acanthus leaf forward finial and a deeply fluted bow with an embossed scallop-shell accent. The buttplate with a stepped and finely engraved tang with etched vine scrolls. Three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a vacant wrist escutcheon with finely embossed borders; and the embossed Martial theme sideplate with full Stand of Arms. The mounts of classic mid-18th Century English martial theme design and therefore, most likely used by an Officer. Fine quality lock with deeply patinated steel surfaces with scroll engravings, under the powder-pan and behind the hammer, en suite with the mounts and barrel. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The lock with its bridled powder-pan and thread-engraved borders: the gooseneck hammer, frizzen and trefoil finial frizzen-spring, en suite. In overall fine untouched condition with dark metal and wooden surfaces. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine touch hole, clear markings and generally smooth surfaces. The stock with a fine grain pattern, 85%+ finish, sharp contours, fine quality rococo type raised carvings and some expected handling marks, signs of use and light wear. Fine lock/mechanism with untouched, dark, steel surfaces and its original components: original jaw-screw with damaged slot. A very nice example of a Classic Georgian Period English/Irish Officer’s Fowler, ca. 1750. Plain wooden ramrod. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”. Overall length, 58".

Price: $7,875.00


AN UNUSUAL SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL (PERCUSSION-CONVERTED) MIQUELET CAVALRY-TYPE CARBINE (TERCEROLA), ca. 1770/1840: In overall very good, untouched condition. Spanish made, octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, iron, .72 caliber (Musket Bore), smoothbore, 18/ 1/2”, barrel with an iron fore-sight and a bottom-mounted sling-swivel loop, on its underside. Retains generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with an untouched age patina, a fine wedding-band transition and scattered light salt & pepper and patches of discoloration: several (illegible) deeply struck “Spanish” maker’s punch-marks, on the breech-top. Molded and carved, provincially made?, light-colored, hardwood fullstock of “Spanish/Spanish-Colonial” (Madrid-type) form with a coarsely checkered wrist and a sculpted and fluted, buttstock with incised and raised rococo type line and fluted carvings. Spanish Miquelet Patilla-type, lock with an untouched, steel-gray age patina, lightly engraved surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Converted from Miquelet/flintlock to Percussion, ca. 1840 with its drum-type bolster & nipple. Lightly engraved & plain iron mounts of Spanish/Spanish-Colonial design: a flat sideplate with its two original sidebolts. A single (1), friction-fitted, barrel-band of classic Spanish design. Screw-fastened, “Madrid-type” “half” buttplate with a pointed upper finial and a squared base. The engraved trigger-guard with a curled rear finger-spur with an integral sling-swivel “loop” and pointed leaf finials. In overall good+/very good untouched condition. The barrel with gunmetal-toned, steel-gray age patina, very good contours and an untouched bore. Good stock with generally sharp contours, deeply fluted carving on the buttstock, scattered handling marks/abrasions, 65%+ finish and some wormholes. The left side of the buttstock-toe with a section of old insect damage. Very good lock with untouched gunmetal-toned surfaces, light wear, a strong mainspring and its original components: in functional order. The hardware with matching steel surfaces. A scarce & unusual example of a Spanish/Spanish-Colonial Miquelet (Tercerola) Cavalry Carbine, ca. 1770/1840. The type of arm made and used by Spanish Colonists, in the New World; and similar to other type examples in Spanish N. America. Iron ramrod with brass tip. Overall length, 32 1/2". For similar examples and additional information, please see C. Blair's: “European & American Arms 1150-1850”, H. L. Blackmore’s: “Guns and Rifles of the World” & Sydney Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America…”. From an old New England Collection.

Price: $1,775.00


A VERY GOOD MID-19TH CENTURY INDIAN MILITARY-TYPE OFFICER’S FLINTLOCK FUSIL, ca. 1840: The band-fastend, 37 1/4", smoothbore, .69 (Fusil) caliber, European made, steel barrel with a blade-type fore-sight and an unmarked breech: very good touch-hole and the muzzle with some minor irregularity. Dark colored hardwood (walnut?) fullstock with sharp contours and some scattered light handling marks, minor abrasions and signs of use. The face of the buttstock with an Indian “@@1/6295” Military Rack/Unit Marking and an “RZD” marking, forward of the, pin-fastened, sheet-steel trigger-guard. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition with deeply toned, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces to the barrel and a fine stock with much of its finish. The iron mounts, en suite with a matching, untouched patina and generally smooth surfaces. Of typical, somewhat crude, Native made form with nail fastened sheet-steel fittings. Retains a smooth steel-gray patina and some light patches of surface discoloration/pitting: three (3) brazed steel barrel-bands/capucines and missing its ramrod. English-made, “TOWER” marked, Flintlock mechanism with its original gooseneck hammer, bridled iron powder-pan and Indian-made frizzen and frizzen-spring. A strong mainspring and slightly out of timing (will not always hold on cocked position). Good lock with dark, rust-patinated/pitted. Steel surfaces with a deep age-patina and its original components and screws. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. A nice example of a mid-19th century Light weight Indian made Military-type Officer’s Fusil with Unit/Rack marked stock, ca. 1840. Overall length, 53 1/2". For similar examples and additional information on guns of this type, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD PERCUSSION CONVERTED FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE/NEW ENGLAND MUSKET-BORE CARBINE/FOWLER, ca. 1750 (Ex. WILLIAM GUTHMAN COLLECTION?): In overall very good, untouched, dark condition. Classic, Colonial American, molded and carved, hardwood (Cherry?) ½-stock with a deeply fluted and finely pronounced Roman-Nose-form buttstock. Recycled French “Charleville” iron hardware: Flat S-shaped sideplate with an inscribed “b7?” American Unit Marking?, two (2) sidebolts, a screw-fastened trigger-guard with teardrop finials-- the sling-swivel-stud removed; and a single, friction fitted, iron barrel-band. Made without a buttplate, as is found on some early, Colonial Period, American-made arms. Deeply patinated, .78 caliber (Musket bore), round, Carbine length, 32 1/2", band-fastened, iron barrel with fore-sight/bayonet lug and the breech with an illegible French? Arsenal marking. French Model 1763 lock, en suite with deeply russet-toned surfaces and vestiges of its Arsenal markings. Typical “backwoods” Drum & Nipple percussion conversion of, ca. 1840 with visible screw holes and vestiges of the powder-pan remaining. Blacksmith-made, wrought iron, Percussion hammer with a strong mainspring and fine timing: retains its original percussion nipple. In overall very good Percussion Converted condition. The barrel with generally smooth, untouched surfaces with a deep, russet/brown, age patina and light patches of roughness overall. The hardware with matching untouched surfaces; and the lock with brown surfaces and a crisp mechanism. Very good+ Roman-Nose stock with scattered handling marks, expected abrasions, surface oxidation, signs of use/wear and several tight hairlines/age-cracks. The forestock reduced during time of use to its current ½-stock configuration: most likely during the period of percussion conversion, ca. 1840. Overall length, 48 1/2". American-made iron ramrod. A nice example of a long-used, classic New England styled, Musket-bore carbine/fowler, dating to the French & Indian/American Revolutionary War period, ca. 1750. Recently acquired in Southport, Conn & purported to be from the collection of noted author and historian William H. Guthman: an old brass “76” numbered Collection-tag, on the bow of the trigger-guard.

Price: SOLD


A FINE+ AMERICAN USED NAPOLEONIC/WAR of 1812 PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK “ROYAL ARTILLERY/ SERGEANT’S” CARBINE, ca. 1810s: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, baluster-turned, round, iron, 37", smoothbore, .68 caliber (Carbine Bore), pin-fastened, browned (75%) barrel with two (2) Birmingham (Post 1813) Blackpowder proof marks, on the left side of the baluster-turned breech: also marked with an “SG” marker’s mark. Pattern type 1796, lock with a rounded thread-engraved gooseneck hammer, untouched dark, gunmetal/black-gray surfaces and a very good age patina overall: traces of a Crown/GR Royal Cypher and “TOWER” markings. Early type “Tiger-striped” walnut fullstock with a distinct striped grain-pattern, a slight lobe at the ramrod entry and a deeplyfluted comb, on the buttstock : a well-defined wrist and the comb with a period American? Reduction. Marked behind the sideplate with a Crown/”I.B.” marking: possibly that of “John Barnett” of the famed “Barnett” Gunsmith firm, who were active from 1628-1912 and had several Govt. Contracts. (Please see R. Gardner’s: “Small Arms Makers”, pg. 231). Pattern-type, full, brass mounts: a Shortland Pattern-type trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut finial, three (3) ramrod pipes—for iron rammer, a pin-fastened nose-cap and a screw-fastened buttplate with a short-stepped finial. The left side of the stock with its Pattern “S” shaped sideplate; and complete with its original, button-head, iron ramrod. In overall fine untouched condition. The barrel and lock with a smooth brown-steel-gray age patina, much finish, sharp contours, clear proof marks and only some scattered light discoloration at the touch-hole and muzzle-tip: original touch-hole and a very good bore. Matching lock with smooth black/brown-toned age-patina, clear thread border engraving, effaced Royal markings and in functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Fine+ stock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish, some expected light handling marks, abrasions and age-stains. Clearly marked, on the left side of the stock with its “IB” maker’s mark and the ramrod-channel with several Roman Numeral inspector’s marks. The hardware with a fine, untouched, mustard, age patina with sharp contours and smooth surfaces. A very nice original flintlock Napoleonic War Period English Royal Artillery Carbine, ca. 1810s. The type of emergency produced weapon pressed into service during the height of the Napoleonic Wars/War of 1812. *** Recently discovered in Mass. Overall length, 52.

Price: $3,575.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD THIRD MODEL/INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET w/ DOGLOCK SAFETY, ca. 1806: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The standard 39 1/4", pin-fastened, round, .75 caliber, iron barrel with its top-mounted bayonet-lug/sight and baluster turned breech with two Board of Ordnance Proof marks. Also marked, on its left side, with an "8776" rack No; and with an "ID", "PS" and "SM" inspector's marks, on its top. Regulation walnut full stock with a raised beavertail apron at the barrel tang, sharp contours, several acceptance/inspector's marks and an 1806 dtd. Storekeeper's mark: scattered handling marks, some minor hairlines and various hand-carved owner's initials, on the butt. A carved "132 99" on the left side of the butt. Regulation India-pattern brass furniture with an untouched age patina and smooth brass surfaces: three (3) baluster ramrod pipes, a stepped buttplate, a flat hazelnut finial trigger-guard, a pin-fastened nose cap and a raised "S"-shaped sideplate. Board of Ordnance inspected, Pattern-1796 Lock with a gooseneck hammer, the rear with a dog-type safety-catch. Engraved with a sharp Crown/"GR" royal cypher and a clear Crown/Broad Arrow acceptance mark, under the powder-pan: a sharp "TOWER", behind the hammer. In its Doglock configuration and fitted with its screw-retained hook. Of possible Swedish Contract, as indicated by the dog-type safety-catch, which is very similar to their Model 1775 & 1815 Muskets. Also the English helped resupply Sweden with Muskets, after their Stores were pillaged by the Russians. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp markings, smooth steel gray surfaces and some scattered light discoloration. Very good stock with 85% of its finish, some scattered handling marks, minor chips and sharp contours. In mechanically functional order with all of its original lock components, as configured. A strong mainspring, sharp markings and a fine touch-hole. Complete with its original sling swivels and its iron button-head ramrod. An unusual India Pattern/Third Model Brown Bess Musket, dtd. 1806. Overall length, 55".

Price: $3,675.00


A VERY GOOD SARDINIAN/CORSICAN MIQUELET LONG FOWLER, ca. 1780: In overall very good lightly cleaned original flintlock condition. Fine quality, 57", octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, iron, .65 caliber barrel with a baluster-turned wedding-band transition, smooth, steel gray, coloration and some scattered pitting overall. Classic Sardinian-form, molded and carved, figured, burl Walnut fullstock of with a sculpted and fluted, thin, triangular butt with deeply chiseled and etched steel mounts, of Italianate, baroque inspired, floral scroll design. Neapolitan-type Miquelet lock with a lightly discolored steel-gray age patina and in mechanically functional order with all of its original components. Etched and finely engraved steel mounts: the long sideplate with deeply chiseled surfaces, the stock inlayed with etched steel panels, en suite with the sideplate, a sculpted trigger-guard, two plain sheet iron barrel bands and a pierced comb-plate with lightly engraved surfaces. In overall very good condition. The barrel with a lightly cleaned steel-gray age patina, a working-life strap repair to the barrel-tang, very good contours and some moderate pitting. Very good stock with sharp contours, deeply fluted carving, some scattered handling marks and abrasions, old repaired hairline at the top of the comb and forward of the lock mortise. Retains 65%+ original finish with fine contours. The lock retains 25% original polish with smooth surfaces, a strong mainspring and all of its original components: in functional order. A nice representative example of a Sardinian/Corsican Miquelet Fowler, ca. 1780. Overall length, 62". For a similar example, please see C. G. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: SOLD


A GOOD+ REVOLUTIONARY WAR USED US SURCHARGED MODEL 1766/8 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, ca. 1768-1773: In overall good+ condition: as configured as a fowler. The slightly shortened, 43", pin-fastened, round, smoothbore, .74 caliber barrel with a blade fore-sight and several inspector's marks, on the top of the breech. The lock of standard configuration with a flat lockplate, a reinforced hammer and marked "Charleville" under the faceted iron powder-pan. A "D" arsenal mark, forward of the hammer and an original Revolutionary War Period "US" Surcharge on the tail. The lock with evidence of having at least three (3) different mainsprings, as indicated by the stud pinholes; and is possibly reconverted, though all its components are original Model 1766 (except for the replaced top-jaw) and retain a matching untouched age-patina. Regulation, walnut fullstock with a pronounced comb (working-period American-carved cheek-piece), distinct contours, some handling marks/dents and a repaired and replaced piece of wood at the fore-end tip. Converted to a Fowler, ca. 1780s-1800 with the barrel-bands and springs removed (springs filled-in with wood slivers) and fitted with three sheet brass ramrod pipes. Very good untouched surfaces with 75% finish and sharp contours. Regulation hardware: the trigger-guard with long teardrop finials, screw-fastened buttplate and flat "S"-shaped sideplate with an illegible inspector's mark. The furniture with a smooth dark age patina and some light wear: the sling-swivel removed from the trigger-guard. In overall good+, untouched, reconverted? condition (the breech with some minor vise and "flash" marks and the touch hole with a possible bushing). The barrel with a gunmetal brown age-patina and smooth untouched surfaces. Functional lock with a strong mainspring and a distinct "Charleville" and "D" inspector's mark. The stock with much of its finish and some signs of use/wear: scattered handling marks and the noted repair at the fore-end-tip. An affordable example of an authentic Revolutionary War used US Surcharged Mdl. 1766/8 Charleville Musket which could be greatly enhanced with some minor restoration. Retains its original iron ramrod. Overall length 58". For a similar example of this Musket pattern, please see George C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 94.

Price: SOLD


VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED MID-19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 49 1/4", sighted, .50 caliber, smoothbore, iron and brass-band-fastened barrel with its original, plain and decorative geometric-pattern engraved brass and steel barrel-bands. Typical North African (Moroccan), molded and carved, dark-colored, hardwood (ebony?), fullstock with a wide and flared, curved, flat, triangular-form butt with walrus ivory Strap-type panels and several old sheet-copper and iron repairs. Also adorned with plain and etched bone inlays engraved with geometric patterns. Untouched, deeply toned, age-patina with lightly oxidized and worn surfaces with evidence of use and handling. The stock with dark surfaces, some expected shrinkage, minor old chips, tight hairlines, surface-wear and scattered handling marks. Original, “Dutch/English-Lock”, Snaphaunce mechanism with a nicely sculpted gooseneck hammer, its original round-face powder-pan-bolster, square-back frizzen and sliding pan-cover. Of classic North African Snaphaunce design and in untouched condition with smooth, dark-gray, surfaces with scattered discoloration and wear. Complete and original, including its three (3) sidebolts and strong mainspring: the trigger with its distinct curve. Generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with patches of discoloration, some wear and handling. The hardware, en suite with russet-toned surfaces. The trigger-guard with sculpted and decoratively pointed finials and the butt with a wrought-iron, nail-fastened, cup-type buttplate: complete with its side-mounted iron saddle-ring and missing its ramrod. In overall very good untouched condition. The barrel with a deeply toned, brown/gray age patina, some discoloration/light pitting, wear and signs of use: a matching untouched touch-hole and bore. The stock with scattered handling marks and several old chips/abrasions --—as seen on virtually all original examples of these hard-used guns. Finely adorned with nicely detailed and large, walrus ivory panels, on the butt-stock and with two (2) decoratively embossed brass securing-brackets. Several of the rear barrel-bands/capucines with embossed and engraved vine scroll and geometric decorations. A very good quality, mid-19th century, “Using type”, North African/Moroccan Long-gun/Kabyle, ca. 1850. An authentic example of the famed “Camel-Gun”: which has been used for centuries, with great affect, by the Nomadic Desert Peoples of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 65".

Price: SOLD


A FINE NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL AN IX (NAVAL) MUSKET, ca. 1810: In overall fine, untouched original flintlock condition. The 39", brass-band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .70 caliber, iron barrel with a bottom-mounted bayonet lug and a fine touch-hole. Fine, Unmarked, “Model 1777” lock configuration with a rounded lockplate, its original reinforced hammer and its removable, angled, brass powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original lock components. Molded and carved, regulation pattern French Mdl. 1777/AN IX, Walnut fullstock with full brass mounts: three spring-retained (3) barrel bands -- middle band with its original sling-swivel. The brass trigger-guard of Mdl. 1777/AN IX configuration with a short, pointed, teardrop, forward finial and the rear with finger-grips: original stud-mounted sling-swivel, forward of the bow. The flat "S"-shaped sideplate with an Arsenal marking and its brass, screw-fastened buttplate: complete with its original trumpet-type iron ramrod. The furniture with an untouched mustard-toned age patina and smooth surfaces. In original flintlock condition: the barrel retains a smooth gunmetal-brown age-patina with some scattered light discoloration/fine-pitting and sharp contours: The lock, en suite; with 55% latent polish; and in mechanically functional order with matching untouched surfaces. Fine stock of Regulation Model 1777/AN IX design with an incised cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock and sharp contours without repairs. Retains smooth dark surfaces, 90% finish with minor handling marks and expected light abrasions and signs of use: the left side of the buttstock with a “B” & “DIDIER” brand. Fine untouched hardware with a rich age-patina and some minor patches of discoloration. A very nice example of the Classic French Napoleonic War French Mdl. AN IX Brass Mounted (Naval) Musket, ca. 1810. Original iron ramrod, both its sidebolts and sling swivels. Overall length, 54".

Price: SOLD


A GOOD WAR OF 1812 PERIOD THIRD MODEL/INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1805: In overall good+ reconverted condition. The standard, 39", pin-fastened, round, .75 caliber iron barrel with a baluster turned breech (worn rings) and two (2) London Tower Private Proof marks on the top: also marked with a Crown/4 acceptance mark and with a "TK" barrel maker's mark -- for Thomas Ketland. Old reconverted touch hole with evidence of a bushing and some scattered light vise marks. Third Model, Brown Bess, walnut fullstock with a bulbous lobe at the tail-pipe and a raised beavertail apron around the barrel tang. Marked with an Ordnance Crown acceptance stamp and with another "TK" marking, behind the trigger-guard. Stamped in the ramrod channel with various inspector's marks and with a "Ketland" stock-maker's stamp. (Thomas Ketland of Birmingham, UK, who in partnership with William Walker, had a contract with the Board of Ordnance Dept. 1799-18121), please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London...", pg. 126. Regulation India Pattern brass furniture: three (3) ramrod pipes, a buttplate with a three-stepped tail, the trigger-guard with a flat hazelnut finial, the pin-fastened nose-cap and the raised "S"-shaped sideplate. Reconverted, (using old original parts) Pre-1809 Pattern Lock with a shallow wider powder-pan and a heavy gooseneck hammer. Good Crown "GR" under the powder-pan and "TOWER" on the tail. In overall good+ generally untouched condition. The barrel retains a dark brown age patina with smooth surfaces: clear markings and some pitting at the breech. The stock retains 65% of its varnish with sharp contours, good markings, scattered handling marks and a repair to its writs. Another at the bottom edge of the butt and an old missing chip of wood, at the top edge of the lock mortise. In mechanically functional order with scattered discoloration, pitting and wear to the lock. Missing its sling swivels and ramrod. A nice example of a War of 1812/Napoleanic War Period India Pattern/Third Model Brown Bess Musket. Overall length, 55.

Price: SOLD


A FINE+ SWEDISH MODEL 1791 DOGLOCK MUSKET, ca. 1790s: In overall fine+ original "flintlock" condition. The regulation pattern, 42 1/4", band-fastened, round, .78 caliber, iron barrel with its bottom-mounted bayonet-lug: the breech with a "660/24" Unit/rack No. Hardwood full stock with sharp contours, several acceptance/inspector's marks, two "JAO" inspector's brands, various carved initials and a matching "660" marking: some light scattered handling marks and minor hairlines. Regulation pattern Model 1791 brass furniture with a lightly toned age patina and smooth brass surfaces: three (3) pin-retained barrel-bands, a screw-fastened buttplate, a short finial trigger-guard with a "660" marking and the flat "L"-shaped sideplate with a 24/660" and a "PLB" marking. Regulation Pattern-1791 Swedish Lock with a gooseneck hammer, the rear with its original dog-type safety-catch/notch. In original Doglock configuration and complete with its screw-retained hook and rounded frizzen. In fine untouched condition with smooth silver-gray surfaces, a Swedish acceptance mark under the bridled powder-pan and fine mechanics. The barrel with sharp markings, matching, smooth surfaces and only some scattered light discoloration. Fine stock with 90% finish, some minor scattered handling marks, expected abrasions, patches of light wear and sharp contours/markings. In mechanically functional order with all of its original lock components: a fine touch-hole. Complete with both its sling swivels and its original iron trumpet-head ramrod. A rarely seen Swedish Model 1791 Doglock Musket, ca. 1790s. Overall length, 58".

Price: $4,375.00


A FINE+ FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK "MUSKET BORE" TAKEDOWN OFFICER’S FUSIL/CARBINE, BY H. HADLEY, ca. 1750: In overall fine+, untouched original flintlock condition. Octagonal-to-round, 35 1/2", flared muzzle, smoothbore, key-fastened, .75 caliber (Musket Bore), iron barrel with flat breech-top, a finely sculpted wedding-band trasition (of Spanish-Style) and a hooked-type breech. The lock of classic English design having a thread-engraved, flat lockplate with a stepped tail, its original matching gooseneck hammer, matching frizzen and a bridled gold-washed powder-pan. The touch-hole with a matching gold-liner. Sharply engraved with a "H. HADLEY" maker’s signature: Henry Hadley of London, UK (wrk. 1734- ca. 1774)-- Contracted with the Board of Ordnance, in 1756 and was also noted for his “Spanish-type Barrel” Pistols; with examples in the Royal Collections of Windsor Castle & Tower of London (please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London", pg. 106). Retains fine+ contours with crisp mechanics with its original components. Molded, finely carved and graceful, walnut fullstock with a deeply fluted comb, a flared muzzle-end (minor chip on right side) and simple raised points, behind the lockplate and sideplate mortises. Of mid Georgian Period takedown design with a two-piece forestock having iron spacers, at the partition; and the barrel with its original key fastings and hooked breech—-for ease in removal/takedown. Fine quality plain steel mounts of English martial form. The rifle-type sideplate of “Lord Loudon” design with its two original sidebolts and rear wood-screw. The trigger-guard with a flared forward finial and a fluted bow. Three barrel-form ramrod-pipes and a long stepped buttplate-tang with a pointed finial. Original brass tip wooden ramrod with its iron jag. In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with an untouched gunmetal-toned age patina, some light patches of discoloration/minor staining and generally smooth surfaces. A fine quality, "Musket-bore", swamped, iron barrel with its original silver “spider web” fore-sight, a flared muzzle and early type key fastenings. Fine lock in functional order with smooth, untouched surfaces, a strong mainspring, and a nicely engraved maker’s signature. The stock with only some scattered light handling marks, minor abrasions and a very fine dark grain pattern: retains 95%+ finish. A very nice example of a French & Indian/Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer’s “Takedown” Fusil/Carbine, ca. 1750. Overall length, 50 1/4". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”.

Price: $7,250.00


A FINE+ & RARE FRENCH & INDIAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK MUSKET-BORE OFFICER’S FUSIL, by HOLDEN, ca. 1760: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Fine quality lightly engraved, octagonal-to-round, smoothbore, key-fastened, 39 1/2", .78 caliber (Musket-Bore), browned (85%), steel barrel with a scroll engraved barrel-tang/rear sight. Slightly flared muzzle, silver foresight, two (2) early London Gunmaker, Co. proof-marks and a hooked-type breech. Fine touch-hole and smooth steel surfaces with some scattered light patches of discoloration/fine pitting; and the breech-top with a “HOLDEN BILLINGHURST” maker’s signature/address, within a balloon-type border. Untouched, smooth, brown surfaces with some light discoloration and expected fine pitting, at the touch-hole/breech. Molded and carved, nicely figured, Walnut fullstock of classic Georgian design with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb and a finely executed raised carved scallop-shell apron, at the barrel tang: raised teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises. Embossed and engraved brass mounts with fine surfaces and some scattered light patches of discoloration. The trigger-guard with an embossed acanthus leaf forward finial and a finely engraved “Tudor Rose”, on its bow. The buttplate, en suite with an engraved, stepped, pin-fastened tang. Three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes: entry-pipe with engraved finial and the wrist with a silver wire “M.G.” owner’s initials. Etched and engraved, triangular form/rifle-type sideplate with matching surfaces: retains both of its sidebolts. Flat, hound’s-tooth border-engraved lock with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces, 60%+ polish, some scattered discoloration and a "HOLDEN" maker’s signature, under the bridle-less powder-pan. (An unrecorded member of the “Holden” gunsmithing family of Birmingham and London, UK: please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 115 and E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 541). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The gooseneck hammer and frizzen, en suite with its teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The barrel with 85%+ brown finish, sharp contours, a deeply toned age-patina, clear markings and a fine touch-hole. The stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours/carvings, minor abrasions and light expected wear/signs of use. Fine mechanism/lock with matching steel surfaces, a clear maker’s signature and a strong mainspring. Complete with its brass-tipped wooden ramrod with iron jag. A very nice example of a scarce French & Indian War/Revolutionary War Period English Flintlock Officer’s Fusil, ca. 1760. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. W. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 55 3/4".

Price: $8,275.00


AN EARLY 19th CENTURY AFGHAN FLINTLOCK "CAMEL" GUN/JEZAIL, ca. 1830. In overall very good untouched condition. Fine quality, heavy and long, octagonal-to-round, cannon-form, 49", Turkish-manufactured, rifled, .60 caliber, watered steel, band-fastened & sighted barrel, with decorative brass & iron baluster-form barrel-bands. Typical Afghan-type, two-piece, Circasian Walnut fullstock with a narrow and curved Jezail form buttstock with relief carved floral accents, around the barrel tang. Inised and raised line carved decorations, at the horn buttplate. In original flintlock configuration and of typical provincial make with a Pattern 1809 East India Company “India Pattern” Brown Bess mechanism/lock with Rampant Lion marking, a reinforced hammer and its original lock components. Sheet iron trigger-guard, an iron trigger, single sidebolt and six brass & iron baluster-form capucines/barrel-bands with deeply toned mustard and brown surfaces, en suite with the barrel. A pin-fastened horn buttplate with nicely carved contours and oxidized and aged surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition: the stock with some scattered handling marks and expected abrasions, signs of use and hairlines. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with a matching, smooth and untouched, dark patina with scattered discoloration, pitting and rust staining, on the breech and lockplate: very good touch-hole and bore. In mechanically functional order with its original lock components, a strong mainspring and fair timing--- the sear is difficult to release from the full-cocked position. A classic example of a distinctive Afghan Jezail Rifle from the Early-Nineteenth century, ca. 1830. Overall length, approx. 62". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: SOLD


A FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1754/77 "CHARLEVILLE" CARBINE, ca. 1777: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. Octagonal-to-round, iron, 34", French Model 1754-type, smoothbore, .74 caliber, band-fastened barrel with a 8” octagonal breech-section, a top-mounted bayonet-lug and an illegible Arsenal marking, on the left side of the breech. Regulation Pattern, unmarked, Model 1754 flat faceted lock with a pointed & stepped tail, its gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and bridled powder-pan; smooth steel-gray surfaces and a fine age patina overall. "Charleville Model 1777" walnut fullstock with nicely sculpted and contoured surfaces, a fine untouched patina and an incised cheek-piece, on the left side of the butt. Retains fine wood surfaces with a dark and untouched patina, some light scattered handling marks and 85% finish. Model 1754/66 iron mounts with smooth steel gray surfaces: regulation type trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and its original sling swivel, a flat "S"-shaped sideplate, three barrel bands (the rear with the 1768-73 improvement). Regulation pattern, screw retained buttplate and its original trumpet-head iron ramrod. In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition with sharp contours and much finish. The barrel and lock with a fine steel-gray patina and some light discoloration. The lock retains its original components and is in functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. Fine stock with sharp contours and some expected minor handling marks and signs of use/handling. The hardware with a matching, steel-gray/gray-brown age patina, choice smooth surfaces and some light wear. An fine example of a late Revolutionary War Period "Charleville" Carbine, ca. 1777. Retains both of its sling swivels. Overall length, 49". For more information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: SOLD


A FINE & RARE 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN IVORY BUTT FLINTLOCK KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN w/ ITS ORIGINAL ETCHED SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 46 1/2", .70 caliber, smoothbore, band-fastened barrel with its original decoratively engraved, silvered breech and tang. Notched rear sight. Typical North African (Algerian or Tunisian), molded and carved, hardwood (olive-wood?), Halfstock with a wide and flared, flat, triangular ivory butt adorned with raised and incised line-carvings: with its sheet-steel appliqué/counter-plates -- for the rear saddle-ring. In fine condition with an untouched patina and smooth surfaces, sharp carvings, 90% finish and some light handling marks and tight old hairlines. Complete with its nail-fastened Walrus? Ivory buttplate with some expected minor yellowing and scattered tight hairlines/crazing. Typical N. African sheet-Steel mounts: two (2), nail-fastened, teardrop-shaped sidebolt-escutcheons, a matching "pie-crust" border trigger-plate, two (2) wrought-forged sling-swivels, two (2) sculpted ramrod pipes and a single, line-engraved, steel barrel band. Fine stock with a rich age-patina, much finish and minor handling marks. In its original Flintlock configuration with a nicely sculpted and scroll engraved, flat lockplate. Matching, lightly engraved, reinforced hammer; and in complete and functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Bridled powder-pan, a teardrop-finial frizzen spring and a finely engraved frizzen-back, en suite with the lockplate and hammer. In untouched condition with some scattered light surface discoloration: complete with its original turned trigger. Retains its wooden ramrod with iron tip. In overall fine untouched condition: the barrel with a deep gray age patina, smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting: fine touch hole. Complete with its finely engraved triangular socket type Bayonet. In matching fine condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/wear. The triangular, 8”, steel blade with a flat face and two bottom fullers for its length. The base with lightly scroll engraved should and the lap-welded applied socket with a distinct Damascus pattern twist and ertched surfaces. The top of the socket with an integrally forged fore-sight. In fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and sharp engravings. Bayonet Length, 11”. A very nice and authentic complete example of a famed North African Kabyle with its original Bayonet: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria and Tunisia. ***Featured & Pictured, in Graham Priest's article of the Oct., 2016 edition of "Classic Arms & Militaria" magazine. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, 60 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATTERN FRENCH MODEL 1777 SADDLE RING HUSSAR’S CAVALRY CARBINE, dtd. 1783/5: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, round, band-fastened, 21 1/2", iron, smoothbore, .69 barrel with an octagonal breech with a faint Arsenal proof-mark and an 85 marking. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces with light discoloration and some expected wear. Regulation Pattern, Walnut, 3/4 stock with a pronounced comb and various French Arsenal markings: the left side of the butt with several circular cartouches and a "PLD" marking. Retains 85% finish with scattered light handling marks, sharp contours and some signs of use: small chip at bottom edge of lock mortise. Rounded, Model 1777, "St. Etienne" Arsenal made lock with its original components: a teardrop finial frizzen-spring, a rounded frizzen with squared heel, its matching reinforced hammer and a removable, rounded, brass powder-pan. The face of the lock retains 65%+ polish with a sharp Crown E*I, "St. Etienne" and 17("83") date code marking. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth surfaces, very good marking and fine contours. The lock with matching surfaces, 65% polish, good mechanics, a strong mainspring and clear Arsenal marking. Regulation Pattern, Model 1777, fully-inspected, brass mounts. The trigger-guard with embossed rear finger bumps, a screw-fastened buttplate, two (2) barrel bands -- the upper band with a spring retainer and an integral front sight. A raised "S"-shaped sideplate and two (2) iron sidebolts. Complete with its original, side mounted, iron saddle-bar and brass saddle-ring. Original? iron ramrod with button tip. A scarce and seldom seen French Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine, dtd. 1783. Overall length 37". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 182.

Price: SOLD


LARGE PAIR(S) OF HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON GUN HOOKS & SCREWS: Ideal for hanging Muskets or other long-guns. Complete with four (4) mounting-screws for hanging. Handmade in New Hampshire. 4" x 2".

Price: (Pr.) $125.00


A FINE COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DUTCH-GERMANIC TYPE FLINTLOCK MUSKET, by “AUBERT”, ca. 1750: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Long, octagonal to round, 45”, smoothbore, band-fastened, .75 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug: of classic early form with a 12” octagonal breech-section, a wedding-band transition and the left side of the breech with a “SVL” {Suhl (German) Arsenal marking}. Retains choice, clean, steel-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration and scattered fine pitting. Molded and nicely carved, figured, walnut fullstock with some scattered handling marks and signs of use and wear. Plain, military form Dutch-Germanic, iron mounts, en suite with the barrel and lock surfaces.  The trigger-guard with long finials, a large fluted bow, a curled trigger and fitted with its sling-swivel. Classic, Dutch/Germanic, S-Shaped sideplate with convex surfaces and a downward pointing tail: retains both of its sidebolts. The butt-plate with a long screw-fastened, pointed forward finial and large-head screw-fastening of classic Dutch-Germanic form: matching smooth surfaces and a fine contours. Four (4) barrel bands: the rear two “friction fit” and the uppermost with spring-retainers: the second band with its original sling-swivel. Rounded Banana form lock with a smooth steel-gray patina; and in mechanically functional order with fine timing and strong mainspring: an early form un-bridled powder-pan. Matching, gooseneck hammer and frizzen. Signed with an “AUBERT” maker’s signature: “Francois Aubert” of Luneville and Longuyon, France was a noted gunsmith who worked, ca. 1710-1741 (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 35). In overall fine condition with choice steel and wooden surfaces. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine touch-hole, clear markings, smooth steel surfaces and a very good bore. The stock with fine surfaces, 85% finish, some expected light abrasions, signs of use and minor abrasions. The lock with its original components, a strong mainspring, clear signature and fine timing. A fine example of a Colonial/American Revolutionary War Period Dutch-Germanic Infantry Musket, ca. 1750. In original flintlock configuration and complete with its iron ramrod. Overall length, 60". For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons”, pg. 108 & 114.

Price: SOLD


A FINE NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL AN IX (NAVAL?) MUSKET, ca. 1810: In overall fine, untouched original flintlock condition. The 41", brass-band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .70 caliber, iron barrel with a bottom-mounted bayonet lug and a fine touch-hole. Fine, “Charleville” marked, “Model 1777” lock with a rounded lockplate, its original reinforced hammer and its removable, angled, brass powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original lock components. Molded and carved, regulation pattern French Mdl. 1777/AN IX, Walnut fullstock with full brass mounts: three spring-retained barrel bands -- middle band with its iron sling-swivel. Brass trigger-guard of Mdl. 1777/AN IX design with a short, pointed, teardrop, forward finial and the rear with finger-grips: marked with a “6” inspector’s mark and retains its stud-mounted sling-swivel, forward of the bow. The flat "S"-shaped sideplate with a matching “6” Arsenal inspector’s mark; and the iron, screw-fastened buttplate marked en suite. Replaced trumpet-type iron ramrod (too short). The furniture with a lightly cleaned golden-toned patina: the steel buttplate with bright surfaces, en suite with the lock and barrel. In original flintlock condition: the barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces with some scattered light discoloration/fine-pitting and sharp contours: marked on the breech-top with an “MD” Inspector’s marking. The lock, en suite; with 75% latent polish, clear Charleville Arsenal markings; and is in mechanically functional order. Fine, cleaned stock of Regulation Model 1777/AN IX design with an incised cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock and sharp contours without repairs. Retains smooth cleaned surfaces, 90% finish with minor handling marks and expected light abrasions and signs of use: marked behind the sideplate with a Crown/”P. Fine hardware with smooth surfaces and sharp markings: some patches of discoloration, on the buttplate. A very nice example of a Napoleonic War French Mdl. AN IX Brass Mounted (Naval?) Musket, ca. 1810. Overall length, 55 1/2".

PRICE: SOLD

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