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AN EXTREMELY RARE & DESIRABLE BATTLES of LEXINGTON & CONCORD, BUNKER HILL & MONMOUTH REGIMENTALLY MARKED (BRITISH 10th REGT. of FOOT) & (LIKELY AMERICAN CAPTURED/USED?) FIRSTMODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN 1756 BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1765: In overall very good+/fine condition with dark and smooth metal and wooden surfaces and signs of likely American Capture & use. Regulation Pattern, .78 caliber, 46", baluster turned-breech, pin-fastened, smoothbore, iron barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight and a clear "10th REGT" (Royal Lincolnshire) Regimental Marking, in 18th Century Large Size block characters. The Regimental Marking for the famed British 10th Regt. of Foot which served overseas for 19 years and fought at such famed Battles of the American Revolutionary War, as Lexington & Concord, Bunker Hill and Monmouth, etc. The 10th Regiment of Foot additionally fought in the New York winter campaign of 1776 and at the Battles of Germantown (Pennsylvania) & Rhode Island, before returning to England, in 1778 (please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Lincolnshire_Regiment). The breech–top also, marked with two (2) Board of Ordnance proof marks and its left side with a "*/I.W.” (John Wilson) maker’s mark-- for the noted Board of Ordnance Contractor and member of the famed Wilson" Gunsmithing Family: John Wilson (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 204-205). Retains untouched, gunmetal grey/brown-colored, generally smooth, steel surfaces with some scattered light pitting and patches of discoloration: a forge-bushed touch-hole and a refaced frizzen (indicates likely American Capture & Wartime Use). Regulation-Pattern, thread engraved, P. 1756 lock with its bridled powder-pan, rounded banana-form lockplate and its original thread-engraved gooseneck hammer, rounded frizzen and trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Marked with a clear Crown/"GR" Royal Cypher and with a Crown/Broad Arrow British Board of Ordnance Govt. acceptance mark, under the powder-pan. The tail of the lockplate engraved with a “TOWER” marking, indicating Post-1762 manufacture. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The lockplate, hammer and frizzen with a smooth gunmetal gray age patina with some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting—refaced frizzen and some expected wear to the markings. Fine Board of Ordnance marked, Regulation, Longland Pattern fullstock with molded and carved teardrop borders, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a raised "lobe", at the ramrod entry pipe and a deeply fluted buttstock-comb. The stock with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, some scattered light handling marks, 85%+ finish, old tight hairlines/repairs, light abrasions and clearly marked with a Board of Ordnance Storekeeper’s mark, on the right side of the buttstock. Also, marked with a Crown/Numeric Acceptance mark, behind the trigger-guard. Pattern 1756 full brass mounts: the trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial, the buttplate with a long stepped tang (pitted), a "7/29" Unit/Rack No. marked, shield-type wrist-escutcheon, a raised sideplate with a tail, a pin-fastened nose-cap and four (4) baluster form ramrod pipes for the original iron ramrod: Marked with a matching "7" rack Number. The wrist-escutcheon also, inscribed with "C.A.D." (likely American) owner's initials. Fine hardware/furniture with a golden mustard-toned age patina and sharp contours. In overall very good+/fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with clear Regimental Markings for the famed British 10th Regt. Of Foot (For additional Information, please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Lincolnshire_Regiment). An Extremely Rare & Historic Example of an American Captured/Used British 10th Regiment Marked Pattern 1756 Longland Pattern Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1765. Overall length, 62". A rare and historic, investment grade Longland Pattern Brown Bess Musket.

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