Saturday, December 7, 2013

French & Indian War American Musket, ca. 1750-1770

In fine a untouched original flintlock condition. Made with a pin-fastened, 44 1/8", {Specified Connecticut "COS" Length (1776), 44"} American made octagonal-to-round, .72 caliber, smoothbore barrel with a bottom-mounted bayonet lug and blade type front sight. Untouched and deeply toned, finely molded and carved, Roman-Nose, Cherry-wood fullstock of classic Goshen, Conn. form with simple raised carving around the lock and sideplate mortises, a slight lobe at the ramrod entry, a flared butt and a raised beavertail apron, at the barrel-tang. Retains sharp contours with untouched surfaces, some scattered light handling marks/minor abrasion and tight hairlines. Classic, Colonial American-made and recycyled brass furniture with matching untouched surfaces. The buttplate with a long, pointed and stepped, screw-fastened tang. Four (4) barrel-form sheet-brass ramrod pipes, a finely sculpted sideplate with embossed acanthus leaf finial; and the recycled trigger-guard with raised pointed finials and a piercing for a sling-swivel. Made with a recycled French “Fusil de Chasse” Lock with its original gooseneck hammer, frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The lockplate with richly toned, untouched, smooth, brown surfaces, en suite with the barrel. In untouched, fine, "Attic", original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a smooth chocolate-brown age patina and the expected signs of use: fine touch-hole. The lock with matching surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. Fine stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some expected handling marks and scattered abrasions. Untouched brass furniture with a deep mustard-toned age patina. A very nice example of an authentic, “attic” untouched, French & Indian/Revolutionary War Colonial American (Connecticut) Musket, ca. 1750-1770. Complete with its original iron ramrod. Overall length, 59 1/2". Of the classic style of arms made by the various gunsmiths of Goshen, Conn, such Medad Hills, before and during the Revolutionary War. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 128.

Copy and photos from Ambrose Antiques.

1 comment:

  1. I know this was posted in 2013 but is anyone aware of any other photos of this particular firearm? Thank you for any leads you could provide!