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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 GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD NEW ENGLAND CLUB-BUTT FOWLER-MUSKET, ca. 1777: In overall very good original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, 46", smoothbore, .78 caliber barrel with an untouched, steel-gray, age patina and the vestige of its top-mounted bayonet-lug/sight. Gracefully carved, classic New England design, Club-Butt style, Maple? fullstock of Revolutionary War Period form: with a pronounced drop to the wrist, raised carved accents around the mounts and a deeply fluted comb. Of typical American manufacture and made from recycled Sea Service Brown Bess and American made components. A Shortland Pattern sideplate with a tail, three (3) sheet-brass American made ramrod pipes, a Sea Service type trigger-guard with raised “ball” finial and a Sea Service buttplate with a simple screw-fastened upper tang. Recycled English P. 1777 lock with its “Wartime Notch” hammer, untouched brown/gray surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration and the expected signs of use/wear. Retains its original components and is in mechanically functional order. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel exhibits an even age-patina with generally sharp contours and very good steel surfaces: some scattered discoloration and light “salt & pepper”. The lock, en suite with its original components, good mechanics and matching steel surfaces. Club-Butt stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours, a deeply fluted comb, some tight hairlines, minor old repairs and a nicely carved buttstock. The hardware with an untouched, dark mustard-toned age-patina; and the lock, with untouched, age-patinated, steel surfaces and good mechanics. A Classic New England made, Revolutionary War Period Club-Butt Musket-Fowler. A uniquely American form, Fowler-Musket from the American Revolutionary War, ca. 1777. Complete with its wooden ramrod with swelled tip. Overall length, 61 3/4". Recently discovered in Litchfield, Co., Conn. and from an old family collection. For similar examples, please see: George C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: $8,875.00


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: $10,775.00


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 GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN 1756 BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1765: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Regulational, 46", baluster turned-breech, pin-fastened, smoothbore, .78 caliber, iron barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight. The breech with two Board of Ordnance proof marks and untouched, smooth, gunmetal gray, surfaces with some scattered light patches of discoloration and pitting: a very good touch-hole and bore. Pattern, 1756 thread-engraved lock with its bridled powder-pan (rear chipped), rounded banana-form lockplate and its original gooseneck hammer: an American blacksmith/working-period repaired hammer-spur & frizzen of “Charleville” design and complete with the original trefoil finial frizzen-spring of classic Longland form. Marked with a Crown "GR" Royal cypher and with a faint Crown/Broad Arrow acceptance mark, under the powder-pan. The tail of the lock with a “TOWER” marking, indicatibg Post-1764 manufacture (Please see, DeWitt Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783”). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The lockplate, hammer and frizzen with dark, untouched, gunmetal gray/brown surfaces, en suite with the barrel: some light patches of discoloration and wear to the markings. Board of Ordnance marked, Regulation, Longland Pattern fullstock with molded and carved teardrop borders around the lock and sideplate mortises, a distinct raised lobe at the ramrod entry pipe and a deeply fluted comb, on the buttstock. The stock with deeply oxidized surfaces, 90%+ finish, scattered handling marks and minor shrinkage, at the lock mortise. Several old sliver repairs and clearly Marked with various Board of Ordnance acceptance marks, in the ramrod channel, behind the trigger-guard and on the right side of the buttstock. Regulation Pattern 1756 Longland brass mounts/hardware: the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut finial, the long stepped buttplate with a pinned finial, a vacant shield-type wrist-escutcheon, the raised sideplate with a tail, a pin-fastened nose-cap and four (4) baluster form ramrod pipes. The furniture with an untouched age-patina and sharp contours. Iron button-head ramrod and replaced sling-swivels. In overall very good original flintlock condition. A classic example of an American-Used Revolutionary War Pattern 1756 Longland Pattern Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1765. The type of Musket For a virtually identical example, please see, G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 62”.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MODEL PATTERN 1777 BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1779: Regulation length, 42 inch, round, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, .75 caliber barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight. The breech-top with two Board of Ordnance proof marks and the regulation Pattern 1777 lock with two screws behind the “Wartime”/notched cock/hammer. Marked "TOWER" and with a slightly worn Crown "GR" Royal Cypher, beneath the powder-pan. The rounded gooseneck hammer of early "Wartime" production" with a notched spur. In original flintlock configuration with original lock components and in mechanically functional order: some expected light wear/pitting in the powder-pan and around the touch-hole. The barrel retains a dark, even, brown age patina with some light scattered discoloration/pitting. The lock, en suite with a matching, untouched brown-gray patination with visible “TOWER” markings and Crown/”GR” Royal Cypher and Broad Arrow acceptance mark. Complete with its iron button-head ramrod and both of sling swivels. Regulation Shortland brass hardware with an even mustard-toned age-patina. Four brass ramrod pipes: the second pipe of “Pratt’s Improvement” of, ca. 1778/9. A vacant brass wrist escutcheon, a flat sideplate with tail: marked with a crudely scribed “1418” Unit/Rack? marking and the buttplate with a short three stepped tang of classic Shortland Pattern/Second Model Brown Bess design. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial. Regulation walnut fullstock with a pronounced lobe on the handrail and a well-defined fluted comb on the butt. Marked with a Board of Ordnance acceptance mark, behind the trigger-guard and the right side of the buttstock with two (2) early (pre-1786) Non-dated Storekeeper's marks: also marked with various Board of Ordnance markings, in the ramrod-channel. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The stock with sharp contours, 75% finish, some handling marks, extensive worming, scattered abrasions and tight hairlines. Overall a classic example of a Revolutionary War Production Second Mdl. Brown Bess musket, ca. 1779. *****The Pattern 1777 Second Model/Shortland Pattern Brown Bess was the primary Musket, supplied to British troops, fighting in the Colonies, during the American Revolution. For additional information, please see DeWitt Bailey's: "Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783" & G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution". Overall length, 58”.

Price: $7,275.00


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


AN EXTREMELY RARE “DUBLIN CASTLE” REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MODEL PATTERN 1777 BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1779: Regulation length, 42 inch, round, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, .75 caliber barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight. The breech-top with faint Board of Ordnance proof marks and the regulation Pattern 1777 lock with two screws behind the “Wartime”/notched cock/hammer. Clearly marked "DUBLIN/CASTLE", on its lockplate tail and with a Crown "GR" Royal Cypher, beneath the powder-pan. In untouched original flintlock configuration with fine lock components. In mechanically functional order with russet-toned steel surfaces with light wear. The barrel retains a dark, even, brown age patina with some light scattered discoloration/pitting. The lock, en suite with a matching, untouched brown-gray patination with a clear Royal Cypher, Broad Arrow acceptance mark and “DUBLIN CASTLE” markings for the famed Irish Govt. Manufactory. Complete with its iron button-head ramrod. Both sling swivels removed. Regulation Shortland brass hardware of Dublin Castle make (slightly heavier/cruder than “Tower” arms) with an even & untouched, dark, smooth, mustard-toned age-patina. Four brass ramrod pipes, the second pipe of true “Pratt’s Improvement” design with a flared/collared mouth (Please see A. Darling’s: “Redcoat and Brown Bess”). A vacant brass wrist escutcheon, a flat sideplate with a tail, both of its sidebolts; and the buttplate with a short three stepped tang of classic Shortland Pattern/Second Model Brown Bess design. Regulation pattern trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial. English walnut fullstock with a pronounced lobe on the handrail and a well-defined fluted comb on the butt. Marked with a Board of Ordnance acceptance mark, behind the trigger-guard and the right side of the buttstock with a (pre-1786) Non-dated Storekeeper's mark: also marked with various Board of Ordnance markings, in the ramrod-channel. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The stock with sharp contours, 75%+ finish, light handling marks, scattered abrasions and tight hairlines: the last ½” of the fore-end-tip with a working-period reduction and a War-period American made Pewter Nose-cap. Overall a classic example of an American Revolutiony War Period “Dublin Castle” Second Mdl. Brown Bess musket, ca. 1779. *****A very rare “Dublin Castle” Arsenal made Shortland Pattern Brown Bess Musket. For additional information, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution". Overall length, 58”.

Price: $15,775.00


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1774 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, ca. 1775: In overall very good “attic” untouched, original flintlock condition. Regulation, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug and marked with several French “Charleville” Arsenal inspector's marks, on the left side of the breech. The lock of regulation Model 1774 configuration with its rounded lockplate, original rounded & reinforced hammer, Squared-toe frizzen and rounded iron powder-pan. Retains untouched, richly toned & patinated, russet-colored, steel surfaces. Marked with a "Charleville" Arsenal marking and with a "D" Arsenal mark, under the powder-pan; and in mechanically functional order with a very strong mainspring and good timing. Regulation, Model 1774, iron mounts: three (3), spring-retained, iron barrel-bands: the middle band with the correct forward lip and its original sling swivel. The upper band with its brass, blade-type fore-sight and the rear band with its ramrod retaining screw. Regulation-model 1774 trigger-guard with a short teardrop forward finial and its sling-swivel & stud. A flat "S"-shaped sideplate with both sidebolts: one associated; and its Screw-fastened buttplate with short top finial. Button-head iron ramrod; and the mounts with matching untouched steel surfaces. In overall very good, “attic” untouched, original flintlock condition. The barrel with smooth, dark brown-colored, steel surfaces, very good markings, scattered discoloration/pitting and a very good touch hole & bore. The lock in mechanically functional order with matching, deeply toned surfaces and very good “Charleville” markings: complete and with its original components. Regulation Model 1774 stock with dark surfaces, 75%+ finish, scattered handling marks and the expected signs of military use/wear: the wrist with a “Battle Related” crack & a Colonial American Field repair with a Blacksmith riveted & peened forged-iron nail with brass escutcheon-plate. Untouched hardware with various French Arsenal inspector's marks and matching, dark surfaces. A very good untouched example of an American Revolutionary War “Battle Used” French Mdl. 1774 Charleville Musket, ca. 1775. Overall length, 59". A scarce Model of French Musket with original total production of only approx. 23,000 guns. Additionally, the Model 1774 was most “modern model of long-arm” supplied by France, to aid the Americans, during the Revolutionary War. For a similar example & additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”.

Price: $6,775.00


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 VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN SOLDIER-PERSONALIZED REVOLUTIONARY WAR USED MODEL 1766/68 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The regulation length, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .73 caliber barrel with a bottom-mounted bayonet lug; and the left of the breech-top with a “D” Charleville Arsenal marking. The lock of standard configuration with a flat lockplate, its original reinforced hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and a finely engraved "Charleville" French Arsenal marking, under the faceted iron powder-pan: refaced original frizzen with curled tail. Additionally, marked with a “D” {Charleville} Arsenal marking, forward of the hammer. Retains its original lock components with a strong mainspring, though out of timing, as the sear-spring is weak. Untouched, deeply toned, lock surfaces and a clear “Charleville” marking. Very good Regulation Model 1766/68 walnut fullstock with a deeply fluted buttstock, sharp contours and a clear ”D”” French {Charleville} Arsenal marking, on the left side of the butt. Some expected scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and an old repaired piece of wood, at the barrel-tang/lock-mortise. The top of the buttstock with a working-period reduced comb, as was often done by American Soldiers to enhance accuracy, (Please see Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution”). Regulation Model 1766/68 full iron mounts: three barrel bands -- the rear band of Regulation Mdl. 1766/68 design: with the “spring improvement" of 1768-1773. The trigger-guard with long teardrop finials. Screw-fastened buttplate with smooth steel surfaces. Flat "S"-shaped sideplate with an “II L”? inspector’s mark and both of its sidebolts. In overall very good+, untouched condition. The barrel retains a dark, smooth, russet-toned age-patina with a very good bore and a (forge-bushed) touch-hole. The stock with smooth, brown surfaces, 85%+ finish, sharp markings, some minor chips and signs of American Wartime usage. The hardware with a deeply toned, gunmetal-brown, surfaces: en suite with the barrel. A classic example of an American Used/Soldier Personalized, Revolutionary War Mdl. 1766/68 Charleville Musket, ca. 1770. Complete with its original button-tip iron ramrod: both sling swivels long removed. Overall length 59 3/4". For 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: SOLD


AN EARLY COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE MUSKET, ca. 1750s: In overall fine untouched condition. American-made, unmarked, 40 3/4", smoothbore, .72 cal, octagonal to round, pin-fastened, iron barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug/sight. Colonial American Walnut fullstock of early “French” form with a pronounced & deeply fluted, “Roman Nose” buttstock-comb and simple raised carved moldings, around the lock and sideplate mortises: a nicely carved apron around the barrel-tang. Recycled French Model 1728 "Charleville Musket” lock with its original lock components and in mechanically functional order. The face of the flat faceted lockplate with a clear “S.E.” (St. Etienne) French Arsenal marking and a “GIRARD” maker’s signature for Pierre Girard. Pierre Girard {1674-1751} of St. Etienne, France was one of the most noted members of the famed “Girard” family of gunsmiths, and was a gunmaker to the King, in 1716 and to the Regent of Orleans, in 1718. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 436-437). Recycled French Marine Mdl. & American sheet-brass & blacksmith-made, iron hardware. Two (2) sheet-brass barrel-type ramrod pipes, a reduced & recycled Charleville “Marine-type”, brass trigger-guard with shortened teardrop finial (upper finial chipped­). American Sheet brass “S” shaped sideplate, a pin-fastened iron nose-cap and a screw-fastened American blacksmith made iron buttplate with a “17”? unit? marking. Retains a richly toned age patina and in overall fine original flintlock condition with sharp contours and generally smooth untouched surfaces. The barrel with a toned gunmetal gray-brown patina and some light discoloration and a fine touch-hole. The lock with a matching, smooth & untouched patina and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The hardware with smooth brass & iron surfaces with signs of use, wear and handling. Fine stock with scattered light handling marks, some minor abrasions 90%+ finish and a finely carved raised apron, around the barrel-tang: the carvings of classic Colonial American form. (for similar examples, please see ) In fine untouched original flintlock condition with its button-head iron ramrod. A very nice and early example of a Colonial American Musket, ca. 1750s. For a virtually identical example, please see Neumann & Kravic's: Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution", pg. 202. From an old New England Museum Collection & marked with a “51” & a “1243” Inventory Number, on the butt & buttplate. Possibly from the Famed "United States Cartridge Company, Collection of Lowell, Mass., as marked in a similar manner to other known arms from that Collection. Overall length, 56 ½”.

Price: $7,875.00


A FINE WAR OF 1812 PERIOD US NAVAL MODEL 1797 SHIP’S MUSKET W/ ITS ORIGINAL BAYONET, ca. 1800: In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. Regulation “Ship’s Musket” length, band-fastened, round, iron, smoothbore, .69 caliber, 42" barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug. The breech-top with a deeply struck "B” inspector’s mark. American black walnut fullstock of "Ship’s Musket" design without a pronounced comb (salient feature) and dark untouched surfaces. Expected minor handling marks from use, light age-stains and several minor abrasions, on the butt. Retains 85% finish with sharp contours and marked with “HV” & “WN” hand-carved owner’s initials, on the right and left sides of the buttstock. Full iron hardware with a lightly toned and mottled, smooth, steel-gray age-patina, en suite with the lock & barrel. Retains both of its sling-swivels, its original spring-retained barrel-bands and its rounded trigger-guard. Screw fastened buttplate and a flat sideplate with both of its sidebolts. Model 1795 type unmarked lock with a rounded iron powder-pan, flat, beveled contours and its original reinforced hammer, frizzen and frizzen-spring. Retains its original components (associated top-jaw) and is in mechanically functional order with fine timing and a strong mainspring. In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. The stock with the expected minor handling marks and sharp contours. Fine lock with generally smooth, untouched, steel surfaces. The barrel, en suite with lightly mottled steel-gray surfaces and a fine touch-hole. Complete with its original Button-head iron ramrod and both of its sling-swivels. ***A fine, untouched example of an Original Flintlock War of 1812 Period US Model 1797 Ship’s/Naval Musket, ca. 1800. The Model 1797 Ship’s Musket is perhaps one of the least understood of the US Model Muskets and is perhaps one of the true "sleepers", in the current American antique firearms market—especially considering their history, rarity (approx. 1,600 manufactured) and use, in the War of 1812. Overall length, 57". For additional information, please see: (William Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away”, vol. 2 & N. Flayderman's: "Guide to Antique American Firearms..."). Complete with its original Socket bayonet with a matching “B” inspector’s marking, on its blade’s base. Of Regulation US Model 1795 “Charleville” design with a 15”, triangular form, hollow-ground, steel blade. Retains a very sharp point with a blood groove for 2/3 its length. The edges with sharp contours and generally smooth untouched surfaces with light mottling. Integral open-ring type socket with a fine age-patina. Overall length, 18”. A scarce example of a Complete US Model 1797 {possibly John Miles? Philadelphia Contract} Ship’s Musket & Bayonet, ca. 1800.

Price: $4,775.00


A FINE QUALITY AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH OFFICER’S BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS/MUSKETOON, by “STEPHEN SANDWELL” ca. 1770: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Octagonal-to-round, 15 5/8” finely turned, Cannon-form (1.00 caliber), pin-fastened, brass barrel with a wedding-band transitions and two (2), London Gunmaker Co., proof marks, on the left side of the baluster-turned breech. Also marked with a Crown/“S.S.” (Stephen Sandwell I) maker’s mark and engraved with a “SANDWELL MINORIES LONDON”, on its top flat. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London”, pg. 214-215, fig. 214). In original flintlock condition with its thread-engraved, flat, lockplate with an early type sliding rear safety and water-proof bridled powder-pan. Retains its original, flat, gooseneck hammer, its rounded frizzen and its teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock with smooth lightly mottled steel surfaces and a clear “SANDWELL” maker’s signature for Stephen Sandwell of London, UK, who was Apprentice to John Bumford, in 1757 and worked as a Master Gunsmith 1770-1810-- at the Minories in 1772. (please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “London Gunmakers…”, pg. 173). Complete and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and both its original engraved sidebolts. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, English walnut fullstock with raised carved teardrops around the lock and sideplate mortises; and a classic Georgian-form buttstock with a deeply fluted comb and a crisply detailed raised scallop-shell apron, at the iron barrel tang. Fine+ stock with sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 90%+ finish and some expected scattered minor handling marks. Etched and embossed, full, brass hardware of classic Revolutionary War Period English Officer’s design. The trigger-guard with an embossed acorn type forward finial and an etched “Tudor Rose”, on its bow. The buttplate with a stepped and floral-scroll-engraved, pinned, forward finial; and the rifle type/triangular sideplate with an engraved vine scroll and acanthus leaf finial. Two barrel-form brass ramrod pipes and complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, clear markings and fine brass surfaces. A very nice example of a classic American Revolutionary War Period English Officer’s Type Brass Barrel Musketoon-Blunderbuss, ca. 1770. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 187. Overall length, 31 1/4".

Price: $7,875.00


A FINE & VERY RARE FLORIDA & GEORGIA USED REVOLUTIONARY WAR REGIMENTALLY MARKED “16th REGIMENT” OF FOOT SECOND MODEL/SHORTLAND PATTERN 1777 BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1778/9: In overall fine original flintlock condition with choice steel surfaces. Round, Regulation length, pin-fastened, 42", sighted, .78 caliber, iron, smoothbore barrel with two sharp Board of Ordnance Tower proof marks on the center of its baluster-turned breech. A Crown, Board of Ordnance acceptance mark, forward of the touch-hole and marked in classic 18th Century block type characters with a “16 REGT.” marking, on the top center of the barrel. The 16th Regiment of Foot or Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, arrived at New York, in 1767 and entered the Revolutionary, in 1776. In 1777 the Regiment was garrisoned, in Florida and in Georgia. When Spanish forces invaded the area from Louisiana, in 1778 part of the 16th was captured with the fall of Baton Rouge, while other detachments helped repel French attacks on Savannah, in September of 1779 and Pensacola, Fla., in May of 1781. The remains of the 16th Regiment Foot returned to England, in March 1782.” (Please see: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedfordshire_and_Hertfordshire_Regiment). Regulation Pattern 1777 lock with two screws, behind the thread-engraved gooseneck hammer. Complete with its original teardrop finial frizzen spring, Wartime “notched” hammer, rounded frizzen and clearly marked "TOWER”, on its tail. The face of the lock with a crisply engraved "Crown GR" Royal cypher and also marked with a Govt. ownership Crown/Broad Arrow, beneath the powder-pan. Fine, untouched lock surfaces with clear markings and sharp double thread engraved borders. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Molded and carved, fully Ordnance marked, English walnut fullstock with a raised carved beaver-tail apron around the barrel tang, a pronounced raised lobe on the handrail and the right side of the buttstock with a non-dated (Revolutionary War Period) Storekeeper's mark. Also, marked behind the trigger-guard with various inspector’s/Crown Acceptance marks. Regulation Shortland Pattern full brass mounts: the buttplate with a pin-fastened 3-stepped tang, the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial. A flat sideplate with tail, a pin-fastened nose-cap, a Shield type wrist escutcheon and four (4) baluster ramrod pipes: the second pipe of “Pratt’s Improvement” design of, ca. 1778/9. (Please see D. Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates…”) In overall fine original flintlock condition with choice metal & wooden surfaces. The barrel and lock with a fine age-patina with scattered patches of discoloration/staining and clear markings. The barrel with a fine touch-hole a bore and is complete with its original front sight/bayonet-lug. In mechanically functional order with its original lock components and a strong mainspring. The stock with approx. 85%+ finish, scattered light handling marks and the expected signs of military use. Fine Brass mounts with smooth golden mustard-toned surfaces. A scarcely seen Revolutionary War Used Regimentally Marked Shortland Pattern Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1778. Retains its rear sling-swivel and its original iron button-head ramrod. Overall length 58". For a similar example, please see George C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" & For additional information, please see Anthony Darling’s: “Red Coat and Brown Bess”, pg. 59-63. ***From an old Mass. Collection.

Price: POR


A VERY SCARCE (NEW HAMSPHIRE?) BATTALION MARKED COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DUTCH MUSKET, ca. 1750: Of classic mid 18th century Dutch form; and in overall very good original flintlock condition. Round, 42", iron, band-fastened, smoothbore, .77 caliber barrel with its top mounted-bayonet lug, smooth, lightly mottled steel-gray surfaces with a fine touch hole & bore. The breech-top with a classically styled “BN 857" Regimental/Battalion marking of similar style to those used by various Colonial Period New Hampshire Units (Please see George C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 93): the stock also, marked with an “NH/C?” behind the sideplate: the marking similar to other known examples found on New Hampshire marked Muskets of the American Revolution. {For pictures, etc. Please see, Bill Ahearn's: "Identifying Muskets From France America's First Ally", The Gun Report Magazine, Feb. 1995 (fig. 19 & 20)}. Finely molded and carved, Dutch-type, walnut fullstock with a deeply fluted squared off buttstock with a distinctly 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). Full brass regulation-type furniture/mounts: the trigger-guard with its iron sling-swivel, pointed arrowhead finials and a rounded bow. A flat, “S" shaped sideplate with both of its iron sidebolts and a screw & pin-fastened buttplate with a long flame-shaped upper finial. Two (2) sheet brass barrel-bands-- the forward with its original securing spring (missing the middle band & swivel). Associated flintlock mechanism of late 18th Century Dutch/English “trade” form with a rounded lockplate with deeply toned, untouched, steel surfaces, its original gooseneck hammer, frizzen and frizzen-spring: (American replaced top jaw & screw). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and good timing. In very good condition with some minor gapping/shrinkage, at the mortise. The barrel with generally sharp contours and clear Regimental/Battalion markings: a steel-gray age patina with some scattered patches of discoloration and fine pitting. The lock with crisp mechanics, sharp contours and a matching patina. Very good stock with 85% finish, some scattered handling marks, tight hairlines, minor losses and abrasions. Very good quality relief carved teardrops, around the lock and sideplate mortises; and a raised apron, around the barrel-tang. A very rare Colonial/American Revolutionary War Period (possibly New Hamsphire?) Battalion Marked Dutch Musket, ca. 1750. Original flared tip iron ramrod. For a virtually identical example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 111. Overall length, 57".

Price: $4,575.00


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


AN EXCELLENT FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET BY “R. WATKIN” & SLING, ca. 1745: In overall excellent original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, 42", sighted, .78 caliber, brown, iron, smoothbore barrel with two (2) early London Gunmaker, Co. proof marks and an RW (Robert Watkin) barrel-maker's mark: original top-mounted bayonet-lug/foresight. Early Longland Pattern (Pre P. 1742) banana form lock with a single bridle-screw, behind the rounded gooseneck hammer, a bridle-less powder-pan and its original early style Arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. Clearly marked with a "R. WATKIN" maker's signature. Robert Watkin of Birmingham, UK worked, ca. 1740s. Very Finely toned, smooth, steel-gray lock surfaces with clear markings and original components. Choice Longland Pattern walnut fullstock with a raised carved beavertail apron, at the barrel tang, a pronounced lobe, on the handrail and the buttstock with a deeply fluted comb: retains excellent contours with 95% finish: minor old hairlines and light handling marks. Of early Longland Pattern design, as made without a nose-cap and with a bridle-less pan. Full brass hardware of standard Longland Pattern/First Model Brown Bess design: the buttplate with a long stepped & pin-fastened tang. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial, a classic Longland Pattern raised sideplate with a tail, a vacant Shield-type wrist escutcheon and three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes (for the wooden rammer). In overall excellent untouched condition with choice wooden, brass and iron surfaces. The lock with a smooth gunmetal-toned age-patina, some light patches of discoloration and clear engraving. The barrel with very smooth surfaces, clear markings and a fine touch-hole & bore. The top of the breech with a clear “No. 5” Rack/Unit Marking. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, excellent timing and is complete with both of its sidebolts. The stock with 95%+ finish, very sharp contours and only some minor abrasions. Complete with both of its sling-swivels and its original/period brown leather sling with brass buckle and hand-stitched leather surfaces. A rarely seen 18th Century Leather Sling with very fine, generally supple and smooth, leather straps with light scattered crazing and minor surface-abrasions. A very nice & rare example of an Early Commercial Longland Pattern/First Model Brown Bess Musket & Sling, ca. 1745. The type of early private contract “Brown Bess” Musket that was frequently supplied to Colonial American cities, colonies and militias; and would have thereby, likely seen use in the French & Indian/American Revolutionary Wars. Complete with its original brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length 60". From an old Mass. Collection. For a very similar example, please see Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution”, pg. 54-55..

Price: HOLD


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: $8,575.00


A VERY RARE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR/EARLY COLONIAL AMERICAN PERIOD ENGLISH DOGLOCK MUSKET, ca. 1650: In overall very good+ untouched condition with the expected signs of use and wear. The, sighted, 42 1/2", pin-fastened, smoothbore, .80 caliber, octagonal to round, iron barrel with roughly forged steel surfaces and the breech with two (2) early (ca. 1637) London Gunmaker Company proof-marks (Please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 14). Retains generally sharp contours with forge-roughened surfaces and scattered discoloration and moderate pitting. Molded and carved, hardwood (beechnut?) fullstock of typical mid-17th century English design with a “fish belly”/Paddle-type buttstock. Of classic 17th Century, English Military-form with simple raised carvings around the mounts and lock and made without a provision for a sideplate or ramrod entry-pipe. The top of the buttstock with a relief carved acanthus leaf decoration; and the barrel-tang apron carved, en suite. Retains very good, smooth, wooden surfaces with 75% finish, an old/working-life, wooden “patch” repair to the right face of the butt and the forestock with light scattered wormholes. Plain, martial-type sheet-iron mounts: a nail-fastened wrought iron buttplate (associated), two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a plain muzzle-band and a Rosehead-nail-fastened trigger-guard with sculpted finials. Very good mounts with scattered abrasions, expected signs of use/wear, rust-stains and pitting, en suite with the barrel and lock. Original Doglock mechanism of Classic 17th Century English form: secured by its three (3) sidebolts. Sculpted, flat, early form, double-throated hammer/“Dog” with its rear safety-“catch” and correlating notch, on its rear: associated top jaw & screw. Large, flat, beveled-edge lockplate with its original, faceted and bridle-less powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Gunmetal-toned, moderately pitted steel surfaces, its original frizzen-spring and matching frizzen of early form. In overall very good+/fine condition with the expected evidence of use and wear; as often exhibited on the hard-used Muskets of the Early Colonial Period EARLY. The barrel with deeply toned steel-gray surfaces, distinct markings and generally sharp contours with signs of use: very good touch hole and bore with the expected signs of wear. The stock with sharp contours, 75%+ finish, some scattered handling marks, tight hairlines/old repairs and light scattered worm holes: Finely carved with a delicate Jacobean style acanthus-leaf raised decorations, on the buttstock—of classic mid 17th Century English form. The lock, barrel and furniture with matching, pitted and richly patinated, steel surfaces with patches of scattered discoloration. Original? wooden ramrod with a later iron tip. A very rare authentic example of an Early Colonial Period English Military Doglock Musket, ca. 1650. The type of early Musket used in such events as the English Civil War, the Prince Philips War, etc. Overall length, 56 3/4”. For similar examples, please see M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”, Claude Blair’s: “European and American Arms…” & H. L. Peterson’s: “The Treasury of the Gun”.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Octagonal to round, “Trade type”/Belgian-made, 43", sighted, steel .70 caliber, smoothbore, brass-band-fastened barrel. The left side of the breech with a Liege (1810) Black powder proof-mark. Traditional North African (Moroccan), molded and carved, dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, curved, flat, triangular butt-stock with nicely etched/scrimshawed (walrus) ivory?/camel bone appliqués, on both sides. Adorned overall with extensively etched and engraved decorative ivory/bone inlays and pellets with incised-carved, scroll decorations and borders with red paint accents. Retains a smooth and untouched age-patina with nicely toned surfaces, some scattered handling marks, hairlines, signs of use and light wear. Original, “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce configuration with a nicely sculpted and contoured Native-made mechanism. A fine gooseneck hammer, original round-face-bolster powder-pan, matching square-back frizzen and sliding pan-cover, of classic Snaphaunce configuration. In untouched condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces, some light signs of use and patches of discoloration/ surface wear. Complete with its three (3) original sidebolts, mainspring and its frizzen-spring—-- in functional order with a strong mainspring. Classic Moroccan style trigger-guard with a small circular bow and its trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve. Untouched steel-gray surfaces with some light wear and fine patches of discoloration/pitting. Complete with its plain brass and engraved steel barrel-bands (capucines), its turned and chiseled iron ramrod and its engraved brass trigger-guard with a sculpted, decorative, pointed forward finial and sheet-silver applique. Iron buttplate, en suite with pierced and sculpted contours. In overall very good untouched condition: the barrel with a smooth steel-gray age patina, a fine touch-hole, some patches of discoloration, light wear and expected signs of use. The stock with some scattered handling marks, minor old abrasions and extensive, geometric pattern, etched ivory/bone inlays and incised-carved accents with red painted highlights. The iron surfaces with an untouched, steel-gray age-patina and silver-gray highlights. Of fine quality manufacture and a classic example of a Moroccan Kabyle, ca. 1850. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 58".

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY FINE & SCARCE NAPOLEONIC WAR PERIOD ENGLISH "BAKER" FLINTLOCK CAVALRY CARBINE, ca. 1810: In overall very fine untouched original flintlock condition. Regulation pattern, round, iron, 21 1/2", smoothbore, .66 caliber (Carbine-Bore), key-fastened barrel with a fine touch-hole and bore: “Patent-type” hooked breech. Flat, “Commercial type”, unmarked, lock with its original gooseneck hammer, roller-type frizzen-spring, sliding rear safety and untouched steel-gray surfaces and a very fine age patina. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing. Regulation Baker Pattern English walnut fullstock with an integrally carved pistol-grip-form buttstock with its rectangular brass patchbox. Full brass mounts: a squared finial trigger-guard with a simple bow. Two (2) ramrod pipes, a pin-fastened flat nose-cap and a brass buttplate with a rounded top finial. The left side of the stock with its single iron sidebolt and circular escutcheon-plate. Complete with its captive iron ramrod, bridle and screws. In overall very fine+ to excellent untouched condition. The barrel and lock with a choice, smooth, steel-gray age patina and sharp contours. The lock, en suite with its original components and in functional order with a strong mainspring. Very fine stock with sharp contours, 90%+ finish, some expected minor handling marks and age-stains. The hardware with a fine, untouched, mustard, age patina. A scarce example of a Commercially manufactured Napoleonic War Period English “Baker” Cavalry Carbine, ca. 1810. The type of Emergency Produced weapon pressed into service, during the height of the Napoleonic Wars, ca. 1810. Overall length, 37". For similar examples & illustrations, please see Howard Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 147 & Time Life’s “History of the Rifle: The Weapon That Changed the World”, pg. 42-43.

Price: SOLD


A RARE GRIFFIN & TOW COACHING CARBINE, ca. 1770s: In overall very good original flintlock condition. The 16", pin-fastened, octagonal to round, smoothbore, .64 caliber barrel with two London proof-marks and a faint "IG" (Joseph Griffin 1741-1782) maker's mark. The breech with the reminents of a "London" marking within a balloon border; and fitted with a scroll-engraved iron tang (rear 1/2 mis-aligned). The lock of high quality manufacture with a sliding rear safety (tip missing), a rounded lockplate and gooseneck hammer, each with a "hound's-tooth" border engraving. Clearly engraved, under the powder-pan, "Griffin & Tow" (Griffin & Tow, London England 1772-1782, please see H. Blackmore: Gunmakers of London 1350-1850, pg. 104). In functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded and carved, figured walnut fullstock with a pronounced raised comb and made without a butt-plate provision. Engraved brass mounts: a raised "S"-shaped sideplate, two barrel-form ramrod pipes and the trigger-guard with an acorn finial and a "Tudor Rose" engraved on the bow. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with dark untouched surfaces with some moderate scattered pitting and discoloration overall: visible, though worn markings on the breech. Lock with a strong mainspring and all original components: smooth dark patina and clear markings. Very good stock with smooth surfaces, 75%+ finish, some minor handling marks and some very light scratches overall. Sharp contours and very tight fitting to the mounts and mechanism. Associated? wooden ramrod and forward barrel-key. Overall length 30 1/2". A rare and untouched English coaching carbine made by one of the best gumakers of the 18th century.

Price: $3,550.00


A FINE QUALITY COLONIAL PERIOD BRASS MOUNTED GERMANIC FLINTLOCK "JAEGER" RIFLE, BY D. I. D. FRANCK, ca. 1730: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Swamped, rifled, .75 caliber, 26", heavy, octagonal, bright, iron barrel with its original brass blade fore-sight and its iron rear sight. Retains 90% bright/polished finish with sharp contours, fine rifling and a very fine touch-hole. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, Striped, Europen walnut fullstock of classic German Jaeger Rifle form with a raised-carved cheek-rest with raised carved acanthus leaf and vine scroll accents. Bold raised teardrop moldings around the mounts and lock; and deep incised line carvings, along the sides of the forestock. Complete with its original carved wooden patchbox cover with its central mounted, push-button spring-release. Fine stock with some light scattered handling marks, expected signs of use, sharp contours and 85%+ finish. In original flintlock configuration with its rounded, banana form, Germanic flintlock mechanism with its matching gooseneck hammer, bridle-less powder-pan and its original frizzen. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Signed with a “I. D. FRANCK” maker’s signature, under the powder-pan for J. David Frank of Rudolstadt (Germany), who worked ca, 1730; and was also, a member of the noted 18th Century “Franck/Francke” gunsmithing family of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel" vol. 1, pg. 394). Smooth, untouched steel surfaces, 90%+ polish, some scattered light discoloration and a very fine age-patina. Full brass mounts with bright surfaces, en suite. The trigger-guard with a curled rear finger-rest and square-type forward finial, three (3) ramrod pipes—the rear pipe with an squared tail, en suite with the trigger-guard and a screw-fastened buttplate with matching upper finial: engraved with a “Gohwitz/1758” owner’s inscription & date (possibly could be researched). A flat rifle-type sideplate of classic Jaeger with both of its iron sidebolts; and a horn fore-end-cap. Fine mounts with choice brass surfaces and a fine golden mustard patina. Original wooden ramrod with horn tip. In fine+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp rifling and smooth untouched "bright" surfaces. The lock with matching smooth steel surfaces and is in mechanically functional order. Fine stock with sharp contours, classic rococo period, Germanic, relief carvings, scattered handling marks and some expected abrasions/signs of use. Complete with both of its sling swivels. Overall length 43". A classic example of an early 18th Century Germanic Flintlock Jaeger Rifle, by a prominent gunsmith, ca. 1730. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…” & Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms…”.

Price: $8,775.00


A VERY GOOD FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA/KENTUCKY “RIFLE”, Dtd. 1843: Of traditional Western Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle form with a hand-forged, pin-fastened, 37 1/4", octagonal, .45 cailber, deeply rifled, iron barrel with smooth untouched browned (50%+) surfaces and a fine age-patina. The top of the breech with its original iron buckhorn rear sight and the muzzle with its dovetailed, brass, blade-type, front sight. Also marked with a “No. 36” and with an 1843 date in stylized cursive script characters. Molded & carved, nicely figured, Tiger Maple, fullstock of Western Penns. form with simple raised carved details, around the lock, sideplate and the raised cheek-piece. Three (3) sheet-brass ramrod pipes, a faceted brass trigger-guard with a “Kentucky Rifle” type rear finger-spur and its doubl set triggers: A sheet-brass fore-end-cap, Rifle-type, brass sideplate with its single iron sidebolt. A crescent-type, brass buttplate with a faceted upper finial. Four-Piece, openwork, brass patchbox with a sculpted pointed-type forward finial and a matching cover-lid. The cover-lid with a typical Western Penns. inner spring/release. (Please see H. J. Kauffman’s: “The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle”, pg. 86 plt. 77.) The toe of the buttstock with a sheet-brass toe-plate and an additional flint-box with a rectangular, hinged, brass door-cover of Western, Penns. Style (please see plt. 75). Also, adorned with a silver oval wrist-escutcheon and with a large Silver Starburst, above the cheekpiece. The Flintlock mechanism with a “C. ROBBINS” marking, under the bridled powder-pan: C. ROBBINS is a recoded maker from NY, whose signature is found on fullstocks Long-guns, ca. 1826. (Please see F. Sellers’: “American Gunsmiths”, pg. 255). Lightly engraved gooseneck hammer, a rounded fizzen, teardrop finial frizzen spring and a strong mainspring with good timing. In overall very good original flintlock condition with smooth dark surfaces and deep age-patina. The barrel with generally sharp contours, 50%+ finish and a very good bore and touch-hole. The lock with smooth, dark-colored surfaces and some expected patches of discoloration/pitting and surface-oxidation—-from use/firing. Very good stock with 75%+ finish, fine contours and carved details. The buttstock with a nicely sculpted cheek-piece. Some scattered handling marks, tight hairlines, old repairs on the forestock, signs of use and complete with its plain Hickory ramrod. A graceful Western Pennsylvania “Kentucky Rifle”, dtd. 1843. Overall length, 53 1/3". (For additional information & pictures of similar examples, please see Henry Kauffman’s: "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle”, pg. 79-89).

Price: $5,875.00


A FINE & UNUSUAL SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL MIQUELET DRAGOON-TYPE MUSKETOON (ESCOPETA), ca. 1770: In overall very fine, generally untouched original “flintlock” condition. Fine quality, 35 1/4", Spanish-type, octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, iron, .78 caliber barrel with a top-mounted, brass fore-sight/bayonet-lug. Retains generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with an untouched age patina, 85%+ “bright” finish and some scattered light pitting/discoloration. Molded and nicely carved, provincially made?, hardwood fullstock of “Spanish/Spanish-Colonial” (Madrid-type) form with a sculpted and fluted, buttstock with incised and raised rococo type line and floral carvings, at the barrel tang and around the furniture. Spanish Miquelet Patilla-type, lock with an untouched, steel gray age patina and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Plain, steel and brass mounts of Spanish/Spanish-Colonial military type design: the long, flat, rectangular sideplate with its two sidebolts and its integral Dragoon type, iron, Belt-Hook-form, Saddle-Bar. Three (3), friction-fit, brass barrel bands: the rear two bands of classic Spanish slotted/pierced design and the upper band of “French-type” martial form with a double-loop configuration. A plain screw-fastened, steel, ½ type “Madrid-type” buttplate with a rounded upper finial and a sculpted rear. The trigger-guard with a fine bow, a rear finger-spur and acanthus leaf finials. In overall fine condition. The barrel with a smooth, steel-gray age patina, sharp contours and a very good bore and fine touch-hole. Fine stock with generally sharp contours, deeply fluted carving on the buttstock, some scattered light handling marks, 85%+ finish and some expected minor nicks and abrasions. The lock with generally smooth surfaces, some light wear, a strong mainspring and its original components: in functional order. Very good hardware with matching steel surfaces. A fine example of a Spanish/Spanish-Colonial Dragoon-type Miquelet (Escopeta), ca. 1770. The type of long-gun used by both Spanish troops and settlers, in the New World; and similar to examples found in Florida. Original, button head, iron ramrod. Overall length, 51 1/8". For more information, please see C. Blaire's: European & American Arms 1150-1850 & Sydney Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America…”.

Price: SOLD


A FINE+ AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL 1766/68 "CHARLEVILLE" OFFICER’S MUSKET/FUSIL, ca. 1770: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with choice steel surfaces/markings. The Regulation length, 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .73 caliber barrel with a top-mounted bayonet lug. The top of the breech with a deeply chiseled floral/rose-vine scroll design of classic rococo form. The lock of standard configuration with a flat lockplate, its original reinforced hammer, curled-tail frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Finely engraved with a "CARRIER DU MOLARD" {Stockel No. 7220} French (St. Etienne) Arsenal Maker’s marking, under the faceted iron powder-pan. Jean Carrier/Carrier-Dumolard (1709-1786) was a famed 18th Century French Gunsmith and a member of the “Carrier” gunsmithing family and the Co-Director of the St. Etienne Arsenal 1749-1769. (Please see, E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 191) In mechanically functional original with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original lock components. Smooth, “bright” steel surfaces, en suite with barrel & mounts with 85% polish and sharp contours, little signs of use or wear. Fine walnut fullstock with sharp contours, 85% finish and some expected light scattered handling marks/tight hairlines: the underside of the forestock with double thread incised-line carvings. Full iron, regulation Model 1766/68 mounts: three barrel bands -- the rear band of Regulation Mdl. 1766/68 design with the “spring improvement" of 1768-1773. The trigger-guard with long teardrop finials and its original rear sling-swivel: the bow with a floral scroll engraving, en suite with the breech. Screw-fastened buttplate and flat "S"-shaped sideplate with both of its sidebolts. In overall fine+, original flintlock condition with choice steel surfaces. The barrel retains a smooth, gray-toned patina with a fine touch-hole & bore. Fine stock with smooth, dark walnut surfaces, 85%+ finish and light signs of use/handling. Fine hardware with gunmetal-gray, surfaces, en suite with the barrel. A Scarce example of an American Revolutionary War Period French Mdl. 1766/68 “Charleville” Officer’s Musket/Fusil, ca. 1770. Complete with its original button-tip iron ramrod and both of its sling swivels. Overall length 59 1/4". For similar examples and additional information, please see George C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, Bill Ahearn’s: “Muskets of the Revolution” & M. L. Brown’s: “Firearms in Colonial America…”.

Price: $7,575.00


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


A VERY FINE QUALITY SPANISH CATALONIAN STOCK MIQUELET FUSIL/ESCOPETA, by “BUSTINDUI”, ca. 1750: In overall very fine original “flintlock” condition. Fine quality, 37", Spanish-made, octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, iron, .67 caliber barrel with a top-mounted, silver spider-type fore-sight: a fine bore and touch-hole. Retains choice, steel-gray surfaces with a smooth untouched age patina: the breech with numerous, deeply stamped, gold-inlayed, Spanish “punch-type” markings, including the Maker’s mark of the famed gunmaker, Joseph Bustindui “Stockel # 138”, who worked in Madrid, Spain, 1740-1760 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 167). Molded and finely relief carved, nicely figured walnut fullstock with a distinct burled grain pattern and extensive, relief and incised carved, rococo-type floral bouquets, around the mounts and barrel-tang. Catalonian style Fullstock of classic mid-18th Century “Spanish” form with a sculpted and fluted, L-shaped buttstock. Finely engraved, Spanish Patilla-type, Miquelet lock with a smooth, untouched, steel gray age patina and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Scroll engraved lockplate with its original chiseled and turned hammer and its squared-back frizzen with a grooved face of Spanish form: marked with a gold punch-mark. Finely chiseled & engraved full iron mounts of Spanish type design. An etched and engraved, flat, sideplate with an central bird motif and vine scroll borders: complete with both its original iron sidebolts. Two (2) Pierced and chiseled friction-fit, barrel bands: both bands of classic Spanish slotted/pierced design. An engraved screw-fastened, steel, ½ type “Madrid-type” buttplate with an etched & engraved, acanthus leaf upper finial and the sculpted, chiseled and chased trigger-guard with a finely engraved bow with a curled rear finger-spur and deeply chiseled and engraved acanthus leaf finials. Complete with its original horn tipped wooden ramrod with iron jag & both of its original iron sling-sweivels. In overall very fine condition. The barrel with a smooth, steel-gray age patina, sharp contours and a fine bore & touch-hole: the muzzle, breech and wedding-band transition with floral-engraved accents, en suite with the mechanism and mounts. Fine stock with sharp contours, very fine quality carvings, some scattered light handling marks, tight hairlines, 85%+ finish and minor abrasions. The lock with choice steel surfaces, a strong mainspring and its original components: in mechanically functional order with fine timing. Very fine hardware with matching steel surfaces and sharp rococo vine scroll etchings. A very fine example of a Spanish Miquelet Fusil (Escopeta), ca. 1750. The type of high quality long-gun often used by wealthy Spanish Officers and/or settlers, in the Colonial New World. Overall length, 52". For more information & similar examples, please see C. Blaire's: “European & American Arms 1150-1850” & Sydney Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America…”.

Price: SOLD


A FINE COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD TIGER MAPLE STOCK HUDSON VALLEY LONG FOWLER, ca. 1750: In overall fine+ original flintlock condition. Long, three-stage, pin-fastened, sighted, floral scroll engraved, Dutch-made?, 54 1/4", smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with a nicely toned, untouched, steel-gray patina and a fine bore. Classic, Hudson Valley form, Colonial-made, Tiger-Maple fullstock with a fine, natural grain pattern, distinct Tiger striping, a pronounced and a deeply fluted comb with a finely notched front and drop to the triangular form butt-stock and a long, slender and graceful forestock with a lobe, at the ramrod entry. American made?, unmarked, flat, faceted lock with its gooseneck hammer, matching frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring: bridle-less faceted powder-pan, en suite with the lockplate’s beveled edges. Colonial-American manufactured brass furniture: the screw-fastened buttplate with a fine flame pattern, stepped tang with a long pointed finial. (4) baluster-turned ramrod pipes (minor damages), an arrowhead finial trigger-guard with a deeply fluted bow: of classic Hudson Valley Dutch-inspired form; and a faceted and sculpted rifle type sideplate, en suite with the buttplate and trigger-guard finials. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with some expected wear and light signs of use. The barrel with a smooth, gray age-patina and a finely floral-scroll engraved breech-top with two wedding-band barrel transitions: in original flintlock with a working-period, forge-bushed touch-hole. The lock with matching smooth steel surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and expected signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, fine raised carvings around the lock, sideplate and the barrel-tang and a very fine Tiger Maple grain pattern. Some scattered handling marks, abrasions, shrinkage, tight hairlines and minor old chips. Richly toned, smooth, brass hardware with a fine mustard age patina and sharp contours: some expected patches of wear and age-staining. Complete with its original brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 69 1/4". A classic example of an original length Colonial Period 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. 135-165.

Price: HOLD


A FINE & SCARCE NAPOLEANIC WAR PERIOD FRENCH MODEL (1786)/AN IX HUSSAR’S MUSKETOON, dtd. 1814: In overall fine & clean original flintlock condition. Round, band-fastened, 29 3/4", iron, smoothbore, .70 barrel with a bold 1814 date, on the left side of its breech. Smooth, bright, steel surfaces with a fine touch-hole and bore. Walnut 3/4 stock with a recessed cheekpiece, on the left side of the comb and various French Circular Cartouches/Arsenal markings, on its right side. The left side of the buttstock with a soldier-carved "INDIANER/TOETER" (Dead Indian) German? marking. Retains 85% finish with some light scattered handling marks, sharp contours and minor handling marks. Rounded, French Model 1786/AN IX (1798) lock its rounded reinforced hammer, removable brass powder-pan and rounded frizzen and arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock with smooth, bright, steel surfaces, 90% polish and a “DF” Arsenal Inspector’s marking within a sunken oval cartouche. In overall fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp marking and contours. The lock with matching smooth surfaces, 90% polish, fine mechanics and a visible Arsenal marking. Regulation Pattern, Model 1786/AN IX Hussar’s Musketoon Pattern, brass & iron mounts. The brass & iron trigger-guard with embossed rear finger bumps and a brass bow, the screw-fastened iron buttplate with a short upper finial, two brass barrel bands -- the upper band with a long finial which fits under the rear band—securing both bands. A raised "S"-shaped sideplate with various inspector’s marks and both of its iron sidebolts. Trumpet-head iron ramrod. A scarce example of a French Model 1786/AN IX Hussar’s Musketoon, dtd. 1814. Overall length 44 3/4". For a similar example, please see Claude Blair’s: “European and American Arms…”, & Diderot Bianchi’s: “French Military Small Arms 1717-1865”, pg. 88.

Price: $3,875.00


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


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 FINE ROCOCO PERIOD DOUBLE BARREL FRENCH FLINTLOCK FOWLER, ca. 1770: In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. Fine quality and light weight, octagonal-to-round, smoothbore, .56 caliber (24 Ga.), 38 1/2", pin-fastened, gold-sighted, blued (35%+ wispy & mottled finish) barrels with floral engraved, gold damascened, "hooked"-type breeches, fine wedding-band transitions and gold-washed “CANON FIN” markings. Retains an untouched age patina with some light patches of discoloration and smooth, dark, steel surfaces. Fine touch-holes and the expected signs of use. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured French Walnut halfstock of classic Sedan-type Rococo design with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb and butt. A relief carved floral bouquet, around the barrel tang; and the mounts and locks with raised carved accented borders. The ramrod entry-pipe with a finely carved, floral and leaf motif. Untouched steel mounts with smooth, gunmetal gray surfaces and some expected light discoloration. The trigger-guard with a finely sculpted urn-type forward finial, a raised-stepped bow and the Sedan-type rear finial with its sling-swivel. Screw-fastened buttplate with a rounded top finial, an integral toe-plate and finely scalloped edges. Three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes: the middle pipe with its forward sling-swivel. A finely etched and deeply embossed, vacant, silver wrist-escutcheon with a raised roped border. Fine locks with matching reinforced, “gooseneck” hammers, teardrop finial frizzen-springs, bridled powder-pans and smooth untouched steel-gray surfaces with 75%+ latent, “bright”, casehardened finish. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings, fine timing and functioning double triggers: untouched, smooth, steel surfaces, en suite with the barrels and mounts. In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition. The barrels with sharp contours clear markings, fine quality engravings and some scattered light patches of discoloration/wear. The stock with nicely detailed rococo carvings, a fine grain-figure, some minor handling marks/abrasions, chips, small old fills/chips and 85%+ finish. A very nice example of a Classic Rococo Period Double Barrel French Flintlock Fowler, ca. 1770. Original brass-tip wooden ramrod with several old wormholes and an old repair. Overall length, 54". For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European and American Arms…”.

Price: $5,775.00


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: $3,775.00


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: $8,875.00


A FINE+ & RARE ORIGINAL FLINTLOCK NORTH WEST “LONG” TRADE GUN, BY PARKER & FIELD, dtd. 1874: In overall fine untouched original flintlock condition with choice smooth steel surfaces, nicely aged brass mounts and a fine hardwood stock with clear Hudson Bay Co. markings. The original length, long, 42”, octagonal to round, sighted, 24 bore, smoothbore barrel with visible London Proof marks, a "24" bore size marking, on the left side of the breech and a pattern-type wedding band transition. Retains smooth steel surfaces with 75%+ of brown finish and some expected light wear and discoloration, from use: a very good touch-hole & bore. N W Trade-Gun form hardwood fullstock with sharp contours, 85%+ finish and visible Hudson Bay Co. markings, on the right face of the buttstock: some expected minor handling marks, tight hairlines and light abrasions. Traditional brass & iron hardware of regulation NW Trade Gun design: a three (3) screw embossed serpent type sideplate, three (3) baluster turned ramrod pipes, a five (5) screw-fastened buttplate and the oversized iron trigger-guard with pointed finials and a wide bow (for use with mittens.) In original flintlock configuration with a fine lock. Retains smooth brown surfaces with a clear "Parker & Field & Co./LONDON/1874" marking, behind the reinforced hammer: additionally marked with a HBC "Tombstone Fox" marking, under the powder pan. Parker & Field (1843-1886) of 233 Holborn Street, London, UK, were "maker of all kinds of firearms..." and had a contract for making "Trade Guns" with the Hudson Bay Co. (please see R. Gardner's: "Small Arms Makers", pg. 300). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very good timing and its original components. Complete with its wooden ramrod with a brass tip. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition and a very nice example of these distinct Indian "Trade Guns" of the 18th-19th century. A rare, original length, long barrel, Hudson Bay Co. marked NW Trade gun, made by a scarcer maker, ca. 1874. For similar examples and additional information, please see: Charles Hanson’s: “The Northwest Gun”. Overall length, 58”.

Price: $10,575.00


A VERY GOOD & UNTOUCHED EARLY 19th CENTURY BRASS & IRON MOUNTED SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1840: In overall untouched condition. Very goods quality London-made, 49", sighted, octagonal, steel, .56 caliber, smoothbore, iron-band-fastened barrel with a flared muzzle-tip and two London Gunmaker Co. proof marks, on its breech. Complete with its six (6) original, sheet steel barrel-bands and its notched rear sight. North African (Moroccan/Algerian) type, molded and carved, Dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a flared, triangular buttstock with a light-colored hardwood buttplate. Adorned with nicely inked & etched/scrimshawed Camel bone appliqués. Retains dark, russet-gray and untouched steel surfaces. The stock with dark patina, 60%+ finish, scattered abrasions, scuffs, handling marks and tight hairlines, from extended use. “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce mechanism with a nicely sculpted gooseneck hammer, its original circular-face bolster, powder-pan and frizzen without pan-cover. In untouched condition with scattered discoloration and a deeply toned age-patina: retains its three (3) sidebolts. Brass & steel mounts: a North African type iron trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve and the engraved brass trigger-guard with sculpted, decorative, pointed finials, an iron ramrod and its original iron barrel-bands/capucines. In overall very good untouched condition. The barrel with a dark and toned patina, discoloration, wear and signs of use: good touch-hole and bore. Very good stock with scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and the expected signs of use -- seen on virtually all original examples of this type of firearm. In original Snaphaunce condition with very good quality engraved bone inlay of classic North African form. A nice example of a (Moroccan/Algerian) “Using type” Long-gun/Kabyle, ca. 1840. The type of long-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. 62".

Price: $1,875.00


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".

$5,275.00


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: $10,775.00


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 RARELY SEEN SPANISH {SPANISH COLONIAL AMERICA} MODEL 1791 UNIT MARKED MIQUELET LIGHT INFANTRY MUSKET, by "DUI", ca. 1790s: In overall very fine+/near excellent, original “flintlock” condition. Arsenal made, 36 1/2", octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, iron, .75 caliber barrel with 95%+ polish and several clearly struck Spanish “R”, “P”, “G” & “EX” impector’s marks, a “No. 32” Rack Number and an “I 79 o” Unit marking. Retains choice, smooth, steel gray, surfaces with a fine silver-gray age patina: some light scattered discoloration and very sharp contours. Molded and finely carved, Model 1791 Walnut fullstock of classic Spanish military form. Spanish Miquelet “Patilla type”, lock/mechanism with a fine steel gray age-patina, 95% polish and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Marked with a “DUI” maker’s signature: likely that of Manuel Santos Bustidui of Eibar, Spain, who worked 1786-1810 (please see "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg. 167). Iron & brass mounts of Spanish Model design: the flat brass sideplate with smooth surfaces, three (3) iron barrel bands with various military inspector’s marks, a screw-fastened brass buttplate with an acanthus leaf top finial; and the brass trigger-guard with a faceted bow and pointed finial. In overall very fine+ condition. The barrel with a smooth steel patina, sharp markings and a very good bore: complete with its original iron fore-sight, bayonet-lug and a fine touch-hole & bore. Very fine stock with sharp contours, some light handling marks, minor worm-holes, 85% finish and marked with an “MIAZ” marking, on the right side of the buttstock. The lock retains 95%+ polish with smooth surfaces and a strong mainspring: in functional order with fine timing. A near excellent example of a rarely seen Spanish Model 1791 Miquelet Light Infantry Musket, ca. 1790s. The type of Spanish Arsenal-made firearm used throughout Spanish-Colonial America, including the American Southwest, Mexico and Colonial Florida-- where several examples, repotedly were found. Complete with its original trumpet-type iron ramrod. Overall length, 52". For a similar example, please see C. Blaire's: “European & American Arms 1150-1850”, S. B. Brinckerhoff’s: “Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821”, pg. 35-36 & G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 101.

Price: $5,975.00


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: $2,775.00


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


A SCARCE UNTOUCHED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD GERMANIC FLINTLOCK “HESSIAN” MUSKET, ca. 1740: In overall very good+ “Attic” untouched original flintlock condition. Of Mdl. 1740 Prussian “Potsdam Musket” type design with a pin-fastened, 42", iron, .79 caliber barrel with a brass blade blade-type fore-sight and a rectangular bottom-mount bayonet-lug: the left side of the baluster-turned breech with a deeply struck maker’s mark. Retains “attic untouched”, dark, russet-toned, steel surfaces with scattered discoloration, age-stains, signs of use and a deeply-toned age patina. Molded and finely carved, light-colored, Hardwood (Beechnut?) fullstock with a deeply fluted wrist, on the buttstock, an incised carved fore-stock and pronounced raised carved teardrops behind the lock, barrel-tang and sideplate. Untouched deeply oxidized and patinated wooden surfaces with obvious signs of use and wear: scattered handling marks, light scuffs, abrasions and minor gouges/losses, at the fore-end and muzzle-cap. The top of the buttstock’s comb, possibly Colonial American/working-period reduced. Retains approx. 65% finish with generally sharp contours, nicely oxidized surfaces and no evidence of recent cleaning. Flat, faceted, bridle-less, unmarked, lock with its matching gooseneck hammer and original components. Smooth, dark, steel surfaces, a very strong mainspring, crisp mechanics and a nearly black age-patina. In overall very good+ “Attic-untouched” original flintlock condition. The barrel with deeply toned surfaces and sharp marking and contours. Fine+ lock with strong mechanics and sharp contours. “Prussian Model 1740-type”, brass mounts. The trigger-guard with pointed, screw-fastened, faceted finials, the buttplate with its original screw fastening, an S-type sideplate with a downward pointing tail and its two (2) iron sidebolts. A screw-retained wrist-escutcheon and four (4) ramrod pipes—--the upper two with flared mouths. Complete with its original trumpet type iron ramrod. A very nice attic untouched example of an American Revolutionary War Period Hessian Musket, ca. 1740. Sling swivels long-removed. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 114-115. Overall length 56 1/4".

Price: SOLD


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: $3,150.00


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: $3,575.00


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: $1,675.00


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: $2,150.00


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: $4,250.00


A FINE & ORIGINAL MID 18th CENTURY FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD SENECA WAR CLUB/DEATH HAMMER, ca. 1750: In overall fine untouched “attic” condition with fine, deeply aged and oxidized smooth, light colored, hardwood (maple) surfaces. Of early, hand-carved, Seneca Indian make with evident tool-marks and "hand-wear", at its grip and base. Of single piece hardwood/maple? construction with an integral root-burl knob and shaft with a fine hand-burnished finish. The tapered handle with a carved grip-section and a rounded bottom finial. Knob-type club head with finely carved smooth surfaces, some minor handling marks and signs of use/wear and staining. Of typical mid-18th century form and in overall fine untouched condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces and some expected minor handling marks/wear. A rare an authentic example of a mid-18th century French & Indian War Period Seneca War Club, ca. 1750. Purported by the consignor to have been part of an old New York Collection. Overall length, 20 1/2".

Price: SOLD


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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