PRESENTATION GRADE SHOOTING PRIZE FLINTLOCK – CA. 1816

$1,900.00 SOLD
Originally $2,100.00

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Item Code: 30-2001

This musket bears the characteristics of the Model 1816 but with a plain lock and decorative silver inlays. It also has a slightly shorter barrel and a butt that is slightly narrower than a Model 1816, otherwise everything is the same.

The smoothbore barrel meas. approx. 39.75 inches long with a bayonet lug at the muzzle. Barrel DOES NOT appear to have been crowned. The barrel surface is mostly dark caused by oxidation. There is also some light scattered pitting but nothing major. Left side of barrel has “P” in an oval, eaglehead and “V.” Bore is dark and dirty.

The lockplate matches the barrel in color and is devoid of any markings. Brass pan has a light green patina while the spring, frizzen and hammer are dark. Hammer moves but does not hold at half or full cock. Frizzen operated properly as does flint screw in hammer. There is no flint.

Full stock has three barrel bands with band springs. The band closest to the muzzle is a double band that supports the front sight. The middle barrel band supported a sling swivel that is now missing. Lower swivel is attached to the iron triggerguard. Buttplate and triggerguard surfaces match the rest of the iron on the weapon with a dark surface.

The wood of the stock is in worn but good condition. It shows light to moderate scratching and minor dings and dents consistent with age. There is one minor chip forward of the lock but no visible cracks. Stock is scuffed around edge of buttplate. Raised areas of wood are smooth from handling. Both sides of the wrist have a very light checkered decoration.

The right side of the butt has a simply fantastic silver spreadwinged eagle perched on a 10 pointed star with a riband in his talons. The star is plain but the eagle has wonderful detail to wings, back (eagle is hunched forward) and face. Eagle and star meas. approx. 4.50 inches long x 3.00 inches wide. Opposite side of butt has a plain wide brass scroll approx. 3.50 inches long x 1.25 inches wide. Inlaid at the wrist is a brass oval that meas. approx. 0.75 x 0.50 an inch and between the barrel bands on both sides of the stock are silver ovals that measure the same.

Ramrod is missing. Screw heads show light wear.  [ad]

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