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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


AN UNUSUAL SKELETON-STOCK ENGLISH FLINTLOCK TAKE-DOWN FOWLER, by “BATE”, ca. 1770: In overall near excellent, untouched original flintlock condition. Very Fine quality, 42", octagonal-to-round, blued (75%+), gold washed, smoothbore, key-fastened, .62 caliber (approx. 18 Ga.) barrel with a silver fore-sight, a fine touch-hole and a sculpted, and rococo-vine scroll engraved, breech-plug/tang. The top of the breech with a gold damascened rococo panel with a “SERAIN A’ SAVMVR” French barrel maker’s marking, for Saumur Serain (Serrain) of Maine-et-Loire, France: who worked, ca. 1750 (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1155). Retains an untouched, smooth age patina with only some light patches of discoloration. Molded and relief carved, highly figured, English burr walnut, Take-Down fullstock with a detachable, key-fastened forestock and an unusual “Skeleton” type buttstock with a deeply fluted comb and a delicate wrist. A Classic, English, Georgian Period, raised carved apron, around the barrel-tang and the sidebolts and lock mortises with molded borders. Sculpted & chiseled steel mounts with extensive scroll-engravings and untouched, lightly-toned, smooth, gray surfaces: some light scattered discoloration. The trigger-guard with an etched and engraved floral-form forward finial and a Rose engraved bow. Two blossom-form sidebolt-escutcheons and complete with both of its sidebolts. A screw-fastened and pinned butt-plate with a floral vine-scroll-engraved finial, en suite. Three (3) barrel-type ramrod pipes and complete with its original horn-tip wooden ramrod. Flat lock/mechanism with choice “bright” steel surfaces, 90%+ polish, a clear “BATE” maker’s maker’s signature and in mechanically functional order with excellent timing and a strong mainspring. Edward Bate of London, UK: worked at Brownlow Street, Long Acre, London 1763-78 and was also a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 49). Early type waterproof powder-pan & roller type frizzen-spring with its gooseneck hammer with its teardrop-final frizzen spring. In overall near excellent untouched condition. The barrel with sharp contours and choice, blued & gold washed, steel surfaces with extensive rococo vine scroll accents and 75%+ finish. Very Fine stock with 95%+ finish, some light handling marks and sharp contours. The lock with 90%+ polish, clear markings, its original components and excellent timing. A Scarce & Unusual English Flintlock Take-Down Fowler w/ Rare Skeleton Butt, ca. 1770. Overall length, 54”. For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”.

Price: $8,775.00


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. 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 VERY GOOD FEDERAL/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA MUSKET/FUSIL w/ RELATED WAR OF 1812 MILITARY DOCUMENT, ca. 1810s: In overall fine “attic” untouched original flintlock condition. Octagonal-to-round, smoothbore, .65 caliber, key-fastened, 38" barrel with its original fore-sight/bayonet-lug, a fine wedding-band transition and a Liege (1812) Black-powder proof mark, on the right side of the breech. Retains fine, smooth, untouched, russet brown, “attic” surfaces with a choice age patina and a fine touch-hole. American Balck Walnut fullstock with molded and carved lock & sidebolt mortises, a finely checkered wrist, a sculpted raised carved cheek-piece, on the left side of the buttstock and a graceful slender profile. Sharp contours, 85%+ finish, some minor scattered handling marks and expected signs of military use and wear. Commercially manufactured English “Trade” lock with a “A. W. SPIES/WARRANTED” marking, under the bridled powder-pan for the noted retailer/importer: Adam W. Spies of New York. (Please see F. Seller’s: “American Gunsmiths”, pg. 290). Lightly engraved flat lock surfaces with an engraved stepped tail, its original engraved gooseneck hammer, frizzen and roller-type frizzen-spring. In original flintlock configuration with fine mechanics and a strong mainspring. Untouched steel surfaces with some scattered light discoloration. American-made, brass, Mass. Militia-type hardware of Shortnand/2nd Model Brown Bess design. Four (4) baluster ramrod pipes, a pinned fore-end cap, a raised hazelnut-finial trigger-guard-- made without sling-swivel provisions, a rifle type/triangular sideplate, both of its original sidebolts and a "Brown Bess-type" buttplate with a stepped pin-fastened finial. Vacant, diamond shaped, silver wrist-escutcheon with untouched lightly tarnished surfaces. The brass with a light mustard-toned age patina and scattered dark highlights, in the protected recesses. A classic example of an original flintlock, Massachusetts Militia Musket/Fusil in attic-untouched condition; and complete with its original, button-head, iron ramrod. The type of weapon used by numerous Mass. Militia units during the War of 1812. Overall length, 52”. For similar examples and additional information, please see, George Moller’s: “Massachusetts Military Shoulder Arms 1784-1877”, pg. 20-27). Accompanied by a letter of provenance and a War of 1812 dated Soldier’s Payment Paper for “William Wilson“, the purported original owner of this gun. The letter with untouched lightly toned and age-stained surfaces, sharp edges, fine signatures and numerous hand-written entries. A Paymaster Officer’s signature and an “1814” date: the revserve with various other related entries. Framed in a late 19th Century gilt-wooden frame with glass face. Measures, 9” x 10 3/4”. In interesting War of 1812 Grouping which should be further researched. From a Mass. Family Collection.

Price: $3,875.00


AN EXTREMELY RARE & EARLY (PRE-1728) REGULATION TYPE FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1720-1728: In overall very good+, condition. The round, pin-fastened, 45 1/2", sighted, .78+ caliber, iron and smoothbore barrel with a baluster-turned breech. A fine touch-hole and bore with evidence of expected use. The lock with smooth steel-gray surfaces, a single bridle-screw, behind the original gooseneck hammer and an early form, trefoil-finial frizzen spring. Marked on the tail of the lockplate with the vestige of an effaced date/George I Royal Cypher marking. Banana form, rounded, lockplate with a bridle-less powder-pan. Molded and finely carved, early Longland Pattern, walnut fullstock with a raised-carved beaver-tail apron, around the barrel tang, a pronounced raised lobe on the handrail-- at the ramrod entry pipe and a well-defined comb, on the buttstock. The sideplate and lockplate mortises with finely relief carved teardrop borders. Early Regulation Longland type full brass hardware: the buttplate with a long, screw-fastened, 3-stepped tang, the trigger-guard with an early trefoil type forward finial and a fluted bow, a raised sideplate with a tail, two (2) iron sidebolts, a Shield-type wrist-escutcheon and its four (4) baluster-turned ramrod pipes (for the original? wooden rammer). Of early Regulation Pattern design, ca. 1720. In overall very good+, well-used, original flintlock condition. The lock and barrel with smooth, evenly toned, untouched, iron surfaces and patches of discoloration, light staining and the expected signs of use and wear: a very good bore. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and its original lock components. Very good stock with signs of extended military use. Retains 75%+ finish with scattered handling marks, light abrasions, minor old forestock repairs/tight hairlines. The brass furniture with an untouched, smooth, mustard toned age-patina. A Very Seldom Seen & Early Regulation Longland Pattern Musket, ca. 1720-1728. Both sling-swivels removed. Overall length, 60". ****For similar examples and additional information, please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 74-75 & G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 56-57. Recently acquired from an Old New York Collection.

Price: $19,775.00


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: $15,750.00


A VERY GOOD+ & EARLY BERKS COUNTY FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA/KENTUCKY “RIFLE”, ca. 1790: Of traditional Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle form with a hand-forged, pin-fastened, 41 1/2", octagonal, .48 cailber, iron barrel with choice untouched browned (85%) surfaces and a rich age-patina. The top of the breech with its iron buckhorn rear sight and the muzzle with its dovetailed, brass, blade-type, front sight. Nicely carved, Tiger Maple, “Roman Nose” fullstock of classic Berks, County form. Finely appointed raised carved details, around the lock, sideplate and the raised cheek-piece with an engraved oval inlay, above. Three (3) sheet-brass ramrod pipes: the middle pipe missing, a faceted brass trigger-guard with classic Kentucky Rifle finger-spur and bow. Several additional engraved brass inlays, on the buttstock, wrist and toe-- a brass fore-end. Rifle-type, brass sideplate with both its iron sidebolts: the rear chipped. Early form Berks Co. type, two piece, brass patchbox-cover with a sculpted fern-type forward finial. An engraved patchbox cover and; the toe of the buttstock with an engraved sheet-brass toe-plate and release for the door-cover. Unsigned, scroll-engraved Flintlock mechanism. The lockplate with lightly engraved surfaces, its gooseneck hammer, matching fizzen, a teardrop final frizzen spring and a strong mainspring: will not always hold on full-cocked position. Curved, crescent-type, brass buttplate with its original patchbox cover release. In overall very good original flintlock condition with smooth dark surfaces and rich age-patina. The barrel with choice surfaces, sharp contours and much finish: a fine bore and a forge-bushed touch-hole. The lock with matching steel surfaces and some expected light patches of discoloration and salt & pepper—-from extended use. The stock with 85%+ finish, choice contours and very fine quality relief and incised line-carved details, on the buttstock with a nicely sculpted cheek-piece and incised line accents, along the underside of the forestock. (For additional information, please see Henry Kauffman’s: "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle”, pg. 41-46). Some scattered handling marks/light, signs of expected use and its original plain Hickory ramrod. An Early classicly styled & graceful Berks County Flintlock “Pennsylvania/Kentucky Rifle”, ca. 1790. Overall length, 55 1/2".

Price: $6,750.00


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 “GOLDEN AGE PERIOD” FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA/KENTUCKY “RIFLE”, ATTRIBUTABLE TO "PETER ANGSTADT" of BERKS, CO. PENNS., ca. 1800: Of traditional Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle form with a hand-forged, key-fastened, 41", octagonal, deeply rifled, .50 cailber, iron barrel with choice untouched browned (85%)/gunmetal-gray surfaces and a rich age-patina. The top of the breech with its iron original buckhorn rear sight and the muzzle with its dovetailed, brass, blade-type, front sight. Relief and incised carved, figured, Maple fullstock of classic Berks, County form with nicely appointed raised carved details, around the lock, sideplate and the raised cheek-piece with a Brass Oval inlay. Three (3) sheet-brass ramrod pipes, a faceted brass trigger-guard with classic Kentucky Rifle finger-spur and bow and several brass inlays. A sheet-brass fore-end cap and vacant oval wrist-escutcheon. Rifle-type, engraved, brass sideplate with both its iron sidebolts. Retains its original trigger and trigger-plate. Finely sculpted and lightly etched, four-piece, brass patchbox-cover of classic “Angstadt” form with a sculpted arrowhead forward finial; the toe of the buttstock with an sheet-brass toe-plate. American made Flintlock mechanism with a “G. ROBBINS” marking (Please see, Frank Seller’s: “American Gunsmiths”, pg. 255. The lockplate with lightly engraved surfaces, its original gooseneck hammer, matching fizzen, a teardrop final, roller-type frizzen spring; and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Nicely curved, crescent-type, brass buttplate with its original patchbox cover release. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with smooth dark surfaces and rich age-patina. The barrel with choice surfaces, sharp contours and much finish: a fine bore and touch-hole. The lock with sharp engraving, matching steel surfaces and some expected light patches of discoloration—-from use. Fine stock with 90%+ finish, choice contours and very fine quality relief and incised carved details, on the buttstock with a nicely sculpted cheek-piece and incised line accents, along the forestock. The carvings and architecture are archetypal of the noted gunsmith, Peter Angstadt (1775-1845), who worked in Berks, Co., PA., ca. 1792-1794 and was a famed maker of Kentucky Rifles. (For additional information, please see Frank Seller’s: “American Gunsmiths”, pg. 8 & Henry Kauffman’s: "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle”, pg. 175). Some scattered handling marks/light, signs of expected use and its original plain Hickory ramrod. A very nice and graceful original Flintlock “Pennsylvania/Kentucky Rifle” of classic Golden Age form, ca. 1800. Overall length, 55".

Price: SOLD


A FINE+ & RARE GEORGIAN-REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH FLINTLOCK “TRADE FOWLER” w/ AMERICAN OWNER'S INSCRIPTION, by D. EGG, ca. 1780: In overall fine+, original flintlock condition. Fine quality lightly engraved, round, smoothbore, key-fastened, 35", (11 Ga.)/.69 caliber, steel barrel with a scroll engraved barrel-tang/rear sight. Slightly flared muzzle, a silver foresight, two (2) early Birmingham proof-marks and a hooked-type breech. A fine touch-hole and smooth steel gray surfaces with some scattered light patches of rust-staining/discoloration and the breech-top with a “LONDON” address, within a balloon-type border. Retains an untouched, silver-gray age patina with some light discoloration and expected signs of use. Molded and carved, nicely figured, Walnut fullstock of classic Georgian design. The buttstock with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb and a finely executed raised carved acanthus leaf apron, at the barrel tang: simple raised carvings of “trade type” design, around the mounts and lock. Nicely engraved full Bronze/Copper-Alloy mounts with untouched silver-toned surfaces and some scattered light patches of discoloration. The trigger-guard with an etched and engraved acanthus leaf forward finial and engraved with a vine scroll, on its bow and rear finial. The buttplate with a finely stepped scroll engraved tang. Three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a crowned shield-type wrist escutcheon with an embossed acanthus leaf finial and marked with a “REvd./THO.s DYE” above a Perched Eagle, Owner’s Name & Family Crest. Rev. Thomas Dye of Stonington, Conn. was the son of William Dye and was born in 1768. He married Lucy Palmer, also of Stonington, in 1795. They had two children Lucy & David and later lived in Brookfield, N. York, where he was died, in 1828. (Please see: homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hal/Langworthy/wc11/wc11_384.html). A finely embossed and engraved vine-scroll-type openwork sideplate with both of its sidebolts. Very fine lock with smooth steel-gray surfaces, 80%+ polish and a clearly engraved "D. Egg" signature: Durs Egg I of London, UK worked 1778-1822; and was gunmaker to George IV & the Duke of York (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmaker’s of London…”, pg. 88), under the bridled powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: the thread-engraved borders of the lock, en suite with the original gooseneck hammer, its top jaw and the teardrop finial frizzen-spring. In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice steel and wooden surfaces. The barrel with 85%+ polish, sharp contours, a finely toned age-patina, clear markings and a fine touch-hole & bore. The “Trade Type” walnut fullstock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, classic rococo/Georgian Period carvings, at the barrel-tang and some expected light wear/minor handling marks. Very fine mechanism/lock with choice steel surfaces, a crisp maker’s signature and a strong mainspring. Complete with its original bronze-tipped wooden ramrod. A very nice example of an owner identified Georgian Period English Flintlock “Trade Fowler”, ca. 1780. For similar examples and additional information, please see G. W. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, pg. 202, 203 & 204 and Kit Ravenshear’s: “English Commercial Guns…”. Overall length, 50 1/2".

Price: $7,875.00


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: $4,575.00


A VERY GOOD FRENCH & INDIAN/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED FIRST MODEL/LONGLAND PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1730-1740: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, 46", sighted, .78 caliber, brown, iron, smoothbore barrel with two (2) early London Gunmaker, Co. proof marks and an illegible barrel-maker's mark: original top-mount bayonet-lug/foresight. Longland Pattern (P. 1742) banana form lock with a single bridle-screw, behind the rounded gooseneck hammer, a thread-engraved frizzen and its original trefoil finial frizzen spring. Clearly marked with a "T. JONES" maker's signature, under the bridled powder-pan. Thomas Jones III of London, UK was apprentice to James Peddel, in 1721 and then Thomas Gregory. In 1730 he was a free Gunmaker. (Please see H. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London…", pg. 123). Richly toned and deeply patinated lock surfaces with clear markings and its original components. The borders of the lockplate, the top jaw and hammer with double thread engraving. Some light wear and scattered discoloration. 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: expected minor old repairs and handling marks. Full brass hardware of typical Commercial Longland design: the screw-fastened buttplate with a long stepped & pin-fastened tang. The trigger-guard with a pointed arrowhead forward finial, the raised “S” shaped sideplate without a tail, a missing (later) nose-cap, a vacant Shield-type wrist escutcheon and four (4) barrel-form ramrod pipes (for the wooden rammer). In overall very good+ untouched condition with deeply toned wooden, brass and iron surfaces. The lock with a russet age-patina, some light patches of discoloration and clear engraving. The barrel, en suite with dark brown surfaces, visible markings and a fine touch-hole. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very good timing and both of its sidebolts. The stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours, the expected minor abrasions and signs of military use. Complete with both sling-swivels and the brass mounts with lightly toned surfaces, some dark patches/age-stains and a smooth mustard patina. A very nice & rare example of an Early Commercial Longland Pattern/First Model Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1730-1740. The type of private contract Musket that was typically supplied to Colonial American cities, colonies and militias; and would have inevitably seen use in the French & Indian/American Revolutionary Wars. Complete with its brass tip wooden ramrod. Overall length 61". For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…”, pg. 72.

Price: $15,575.00


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 GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ENGLISH PATTERN 1778 NAVAL/SEA SERVICE BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1779: In overall very good+, original flintlock condition and a scarce example of a Regulation Pattern 1778 Short Sea Service “Brown Bess” Musket. Sighted, 37 3/4", iron, pin-fastened, .78 caliber barrel with two Board of Ordnance proof marks (worn), on the breech-top. Regulation pattern walnut fullstock with a raised carved "beaver tail" apron, at the barrel tang, a pronounced handrail and a raised "lobe"-- at the ramrod entry. Marked in the ramrod channel with several inspector's marks and on the buttstock with a Revolutionary War Period non-dated Storekeeper’s mark. Regulation Pattern, full brass, Sea Service Pattern mounts: a flat sideplate with a tail; and complete with both of its sidebolts. Flat buttplate with a screw-fastened short and rounded tang of Sea Service design. Sea Service Pattern trigger-guard with a ball-type forward finial; and correctly made without a trigger-plate or wrist escutcheon--- the barrel tang-screw set into a rectangular nut, forward of the trigger. Three (3) barrel-form ramrod pipes and made without an entry pipe (The standard for this Model). Fully inspected Pattern 1777 lock/mechanism with two screws behind the notched-spur “Wartime” gooseneck hammer. Finely engraved Crown "GR" Royal Cypher and clearly marked with a Crown/Broad Arrow acceptance mark, under the bridled powder-pan. The tail with a engraved "TOWER” and the borders of the lock and hammer with very good thread engravings. In very good+ original flintlock configuration with its original gooseneck hammer, its round-top frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring: (some patches of discoloration/light pitting-- from Salt Air Exposure and expected signs of use/wear). The stock with light handling marks, 85%+ finish and fine surfaces. Very good barrel with an untouched, smooth, gunmetal-gray age patina, visible markings, some light discoloration, wear and a very good touch-hole and bore. The lock en suite, with generally smooth surfaces, clear markings and some wear/salt-air exposure. Complete with its brass-tip wooden ramrod. Overall length, 53". A scarce example of an American Revolutionary War Pattern 1778 "Short" Sea Service Model Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1779. For similar examples please see, George C. Neumann’s: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” & DeWitt Bailey’s: Pattern Dates For British Ordnance Small Arms…”.

Price: $8,775.00


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: $13,775.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY EARLY CONTEMPORARY FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA/KENTUCKY LONG RIFLE, BY "STEVE KARDOS", ca. 1955: Of traditional Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle form with a pin-fastened, 42", octagonal, rifled, .45 cailber barrel with dark untouched russet-toned iron surfaces and a rich smooth “patina”: the top signed with a “Steve Kardos” maker’s signature. The breech with its iron buckhorn rear sight and the muzzle with its blade-type front sight with dovetailed base. Finely striped, relief and incised carved, highly figured, Tiger Maple fullstock of classic “Lancaster, County” form. Raised carved around the lock, sidebolts and the cheek-piece and incised carved, along the forestock. Three (3) brass ramrod pipes, a faceted brass trigger-guard with a classic “Kentucky Rifle” finger-spur and a pin-fastened fore-end cap. Nicely curved, crescent-type, brass buttplate with a top finial of classic Kentucky Rifle form. An engraved, “Rifle type”, triangular sideplate, its two (2) sidebolts and double-set triggers. Finely sculpted and lightly etched, four-piece, brass patchbox-cover of Lancaster county form with a sculpted and curved forward finial; and the toe of the buttstock with its brass toe-plate. Additionally adorned with engraved “silver” barrel-pin escutcheons and a star, above the raised cheek-piece. Fine flintlock mechanism with dark, smooth surfaces. A teardrop final frizzen spring, gooseneck hammer and bridled powder-pan. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring out of timing: set trigger not propely working. In overall fine, untouched condition with smooth dark surfaces and sharp contours. The barrel with deeply “toned” russet-brown surfaces, sharp contours and much finish: a fine bore with distinct rifling. The lock with matching surfaces and some expected light patches of discoloration. Excellent stock with 95%+ finish, very fine quality inlays and carvings and a nicely sculpted cheek-piece. A very fine quality Early Contemporary Flintlock Kentucky “Long Rifle” of classic Lancaster, County form, by Steve Kardos, ca. 1955. Overall length, 58”.

Price: $2,775.00


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 REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD US SURCHARGED MODEL 1766 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET, ca. 1771: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The 44 3/4", band-fastened, round, smoothbore, .72 caliber barrel with its bottom-mounted bayonet lug and a (17) 71 date, on the left side of the breech. The breech top with a “US” Surcharge, in 18th century Block characters. The lock of standard configuration with a flat lockplate, a reinforced hammer and faintly marked "Maubeuge" under the faceted iron powder-pan. Very good, richly patinated and toned walnut fullstock with pronounced comb, sharp contours, minor handling marks, some expected wear and dents: several repaired cracks. Regulation full iron mounts: three spring-fastened barrel bands -- the rear band of correct Model 1766 friction-fit and lacks the spring "improvement" of 1768. Matching trigger-guard with long teardrop finials, a screw-fastened buttplate, and a flat "S"-shaped sideplate with its original sidebolts. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel retains a smooth steel patina with very good surfaces: visible marking at the breech. Matching lock in functional order with smooth surfaces and its original components: visible "Maubeuge" Arsenal marking (worn). The stock with smooth, lightly toned surfaces, general signs of use, some handling marks and abrasions. Very good+ hardware with choice steel surfaces: en suite with the barrel and lock. A very nice example of an authentic American Revolutionary War Mdl. 1766/8 “Charleville” Musket, ca. 1771. Retains its iron ramrod and both of its sling swivels. Overall length 59 3/4". For a virtually identical example, please see George C. Neumann: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 93.

Price: $9,000.00


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 FINE QUALITY COLONIAL PERIOD GERMANIC FLINTLOCK "JAEGER" RIFLE, BY JOHANN NEUREITER, ca. 1730: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Swamped, rifled, .60 caliber, 24", heavy, octagonal, bright, iron barrel with its original brass blade fore-sight and adjustable iron rear sight. The muzzle-tip and rear sight-base with finely engraved scrolls and the breech-top with a large "IOHANN NEYREITER SALZB" maker's signature/address for Johann Neuriter of Salzburg, Austria (1669-1754) who was a Master gunsmith and partner of Kilian Zellner. (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel" vol. 2, pg. 866). Additionally marked with an original 18th “H. S. II 101” Collection Inventory Number. Retains 90% of its bright/polished finish with sharp contours, fine rifling and a very fine touch-hole. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, Europen walnut fullstock of classic German Jaeger Rifle form with a raised-carved cheek-rest with a central horn inlay and acanthus leaf and vine scroll accents. Bold raised teardrop moldings around the mounts and lock; and deep incised line carvings, along the underside of the forestock and around the hardware. Complete with its original carved wooden patchbox cover with horn tip and its spring-release. Very good stock with some scattered handling marks, slivered losses, tight hairlines, sharp contours and 85%+ finish. In original flintlock configuration with its flat & beveled, banana form, Germanic flintlock mechanism with its deeply chiseled gooseneck hammer, bridle-less powder-pan and its original frizzen. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Smooth, untouched steel surfaces, 90%+ polish, some scattered light discoloration and a very fine age-patina. Full steel/iron mounts with bright surfaces, en suite. The trigger-guard with a curled rear finger-rest and an acanthus leaf engraved forward finial, two (2) faceted ramrod pipes—the rear pipe with an engraved tail, a screw-fastened buttplate with a matching chiseled and sculpted finial; and a rifle-type sideplate. Complete with both of its sidebolts. Fine mounts with choice steel surfaces. Original wooden ramrod with horn tip. In fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with strong rifling, sharp contours and smooth untouched "bright" surfaces. The lock with a matching patina, smooth steel surfaces and is in mechanically functional order with working double-set triggers. The 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 37 1/2". 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: $7,775.00


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 FINE WAR OF 1812/NAPOLEONIC PERIOD (P. 1796) THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1800: In overall fine original flintlock condition. Regulation Pattern, 39", .75 caliber, pin-fastened round, smoothbore barrel with its original top mounted bayonet-lug/sight. The top of the breech with two (2) British, Board of Ordnance, {Crown/GR/V) & Crown/Cross Scepters} proof marks and with a Crown barrel mark: forward of the touch-hole, marked with a Crown/”20” Ordnance acceptance marking. Fully marked 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 marked with various Board of Ordnance Crown inspector’s/acceptance marks behind the sideplate, in the ramrod-channel and behind the trigger-guard: the right side of the buttstock with a “BO” & Broard Arrow Storekeeper’s mark and with various other (unit?) markings. Fine wood surfaces with a richly toned smooth patina, some minor handling marks, minor worming, on the left side of the buttstock and the expected signs of use. Regulation Pattern full brass hardware: the trigger guard with a flat hazelnut forward finial, a raised "S" shaped sideplate, a screw-fastened buttplate with a three-stepped finial, its original pin-fastened fore-end-cap and three (3) baluster-type ramrod pipes. Pattern 1796 Board of Ordnance marked lockplate with a clear Crown/"GR" Royal Cypher and a Broad Arrow acceptance mark, beneath the bridled powder-pan. The tail of the lock marked with a clear "Tower". Some light scattered wear and discoloration/fine pitting. Complete with its gooseneck hammer, teardrop finial frizzen-spring and its original lock components, en suite. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrel with smooth, evenly toned, steel-gray surfaces and clear markings. In original flintlock configuration with a fine touch-hole and its original lock components with matching smooth surfaces: the expected signs of military use. The brass hardware with a pleasing yellowed patina and complete with its original button-head iron ramrod and both of its sling swivels. A very nice early example of a War of 1812/Napoleonic War Period Third Model/India Pattern Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1800. Overall length 56".

Price: $3,875.00


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: $3,875.00


A VERY GOOD+ REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCTION PATTERN 1777 SECOND MODEL/SHORTLAND BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1778: In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. Standard, 42", iron, .78 caliber, pin-fastened, smoothbore, barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/sight: retains deeply toned, untouched dark metal surfaces with a faint vestige of center-line proof-marks and baluster turnings. The side of the breech with an “R.W.” maker’s mark and the tang with an old crack. Regulation shortland pattern Walnut fullstock with a raised-carved, beavertail apron around the barrel tang, a pronounced lobe at the tail pipe and a deeply fluted comb, on the buttstock. The right face of the butt with a visible, non-dated "Storekeeper's mark. Also marked with two (2) Crown Acceptance marks behind the trigger guard and with various Board of Ordnance markings, in the ramrod channel. Regulation Pattern 1777 Board of Ordnance accepted lock with its correct “Wartime” notched gooseneck hammer and field-replaced?, earlier type, trefoil-finial frizzen spring. Bridled powder-pan and original frizzen with untouched steel surfaces. Marked with a Crown/GR Royal Cypher and with a faint Crown/Broad Arrow Acceptance mark, under the powder pan. The tail of the lockplate correctly marked "Tower". Regulation Pattern P. 1777 Shortland Pattern/Second Model brass hardware: four baluster ramrod pipes, the second pipe of “Pratt’s Improvement”; and dates the gun to, ca. 1778/79. The trigger guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the buttplate with its three-stepped tang. Flat sideplate with a tail, two iron sidebolts and a vacant shield-type wrist escutcheon: pin-fastened nose-cap. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition with a dark and finely toned age-patina to the metal and wooden surfaces. The stock with sharp contours, richly oxidized, untouched patination and the expected signs of use and handling. Some scattered light abrasions, 85% finish, minor chips and wear. The barrel and lock, en suite with a generally smooth, gunmetal age-patina with scattered patches of moderate pitting and wear. Very good lock with visible markings: a strong mainspring/though out of timing. Untouched brass hardware with pleasing brown-mustard surfaces. Complete with its iron button-head ramrod and missing its sling swivels. A very nice and classic example of a Wartime made/Revolutionary War Production Second Model/Shortland Pattern 1777 Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1778. ***For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution", pg. 65. Overall length, 58”.

Price: $8,975.00


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 VERY RARE MID-18th CENTURY FRENCH FLINTLOCK GRENADE-LAUNCHER/PRYOTECHNIC-GUN, ca. 1760: In overall very good+ condition and of classic “Blunderbuss” form with a robust and heavy iron barrel with a large cup-type grenade-launcher. The 15", pin-fastened, octagonal, heavy-gauge, Straight walled, smoothbore, iron barrel with a heavy and reinforced breech and a “flared-mouth”, cannon-form, steel grenade-launching-cup. The cup with matching steel-gray surfaces and marked with a “*” maker’s mark. In original flintlock condition with its rounded lockplate, gooseneck hammer and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. The face of the lock with clean, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces. A strong mainspring, very good timing and retains both its sidebolts. Molded and carved, “Regulation Pattern” walnut fullstock with simple raised carvings around the lock and sidebolt mortises. A heavy wrist, robust forestock and a fluted comb, on the buttstock: an old/working-life repaired chip, at the barrel tang. Retains generally sharp contours with smooth surfaces, 85%+ finish, some expected scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and signs of military/naval use. Full iron mounts of “Charleville” Pattern with gunmetal-toned age-patina, en suite with the barrel & lock. The screw-fastened trigger-guard with a teardrop finials. A flat, screw-fastened, buttplate with a rounded forward finial; and a regulation Pattern, flat “S”-shaped sideplate. Retains steel-gray surfaces with some scattered discoloration. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours, a fine touch hole and smooth, clean, gunmetal surfaces: some scattered light discoloration. Very good lock with matching surfaces and in mechanically functional order. The stock with sharp contours, light handling marks and the expected signs of martial use. A Very Rare Revolutionary War Period French Flintlock Grenade-Launcher/Pyrotechnic Gun, ca. 1760. An impressive and rarely seen mid-18th Century military firearm. Overall length, 27 1/2", weight approx. 12 lb. For similar examples and additional information, please see Gilkerson’s: “Boarders Away”, vol. 2, pg. 19-34.

Price: HOLD


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 REVOLUTIONARY WAR "EMERGENCY PRODUCTION" SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MODEL PATTERN 1778 LIEGE CONTRACT BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. 1778-79: Slightly reduced, 40 ¾”, round, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, .75 caliber barrel with a top bayonet lug/sight and two baluster turnings at the breech. The top of the breech with two GR/V Ordnance Proofmarks and an “IG” maker’s mark within a rectangular cartouche: of classic Liege Contract form {please see “Pattern Dates…”, pg. 7}—-- forge-bushed touch-hole. Regulation Pattern 1756/68 type lock with single screw behind the cock and a trefoil finial frizzen-spring. The tail marked with a "Tower", in classic Liege Contract “shaded” characters; and the face with a “rounded” Crown "GR" without a broad arrow/crown, beneath the powder-pan. The original rounded gooseneck hammer of "Wartime" production" with a hooked spur and a thread-engraved top-jaw, en suite with the lockplate and hammer. In original flintlock configuration; and in functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains dark untouched surfaces with some light wear/pitting at the powder-pan and around the touch-hole. Barrel retains a dark, even, brown age patina with some light scattered pitting near the breech. Associated iron ramrod with button-head and complete with both sling swivels. Regulation Shortland Pattern (Liege Contract)brass hardware with an even mustard-tone: four brass ramrod pipes (the second pipe missing and of a "Pratt" improvement design), a vacant shield-type brass wrist escutcheon, a flat sideplate with a tail and the buttplate with a wide three (3) stepped tang. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the fore-end with its brass muzzle-cap. Regulation walnut fullstock with a pronounced lobe on the handrail and a well-defined fluted comb on the butt. Marked with two illegible Board of Ordnance inspector’s marks behind the trigger-guard, another marking behind the sideplate; and the face of the butt without a Storekeeper's mark. In overall good+ original flintlock condition (as is). The stock with sharp contours, 65%+ finish, some scattered handling marks, signs of use/wear, an old missing chunk, at the top edge of the lock mortise, minor gouges, light scuffs and shrinkage. The barrel with smooth steel surfaces, clear markings and the noted working-period minor reduction at the muzzle. Very good lock with clear markings, fine mechanics and its original components *****A classic example of Revolutionary War Production Pattern 1778 Liege Contract Second Model Brown Bess Musket, ca. 1779. For more details please see DeWitt Bailey’s: "Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783" pg. 7, 10 & 68 & G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”.

Price: $6,775.00


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: $6,875.00


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

Price: $750.00


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: $1,675.00


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: $4,000.00


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: $2,000.00


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


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED REGIMENTALLY MARKED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DUTCH MUSKET, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Round, 42", iron, band-fastened, smoothbore, .74 caliber barrel with a top mounted-bayonet lug and an "IV 372" Regimental marking at the muzzle. Classic, molded and carved, Dutch-type, hardwood fullstock with a long narrow wrist and a squared off butt with a pronounced comb: the left side with a deep "1385" Rack No. brand. Full brass regulation-type furniture: trigger-guard with arrow-finials, "S" shaped sideplate with an "IM" maker's mark (Stockel, No. 3478) knob head screw-fastened buttplate and three sheet brass barrel-bands-- the forward 2 having securing springs. Several working life replaced screws on the buttplate and missing its sling swivels. Flat faceted flintlock with engraved lightly toned, untouched, steel gray surfaces overall. In overall very good untouched condition. The barrel with sharp contours and Regimental markings: retains an untouched steel-gray age patina with some scattered discoloration and fine pitting. The lock with crisp mechanics and original components: retains 25%+ original polish with sharp contours and a matching patina. Good stock with 75% original finish, some scattered handling marks and numereous/many worm holes from years of poor storage. Very good relief carving and untouched surfaces. A very nice example of an untouched Dutch variant American Revolutionary War Period Regimentally Marked Musket. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution". Overall length, 57 1/2".

Price: $4,750.00


A VERY FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN-MADE OFFICER'S “COMMITTEE OF SAFETY” FUSIL/MUSKET (ATRIBUTABLE to ASA WATERS of MILBURY, MASS.), ca. 1777. In very fine original flintlock condition. Octagonal-to-round, pin-fastened, 40 3/4", smoothbore, .69 caliber, proof-marked barrel with a bottom mounted bayonet-lug, a fine wedding-band transition and a brass front sight: the left side of the breech with “PRO” & “VED” proof-marks within “sausage-shaped” borders, of the type used by Asa Waters of Milbury, Mass 1742-1813 (Please see: E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1354 & Merrill Lindsay’s: “The New England Gun”, pg. 32). Nicely carved and molded, hardwood (Cherry?) fullstock of Brown Bess-inspired design, having simple raised carved points, around the lock and sideplate mortises, a raised beavertail apron at the barrel-tang and a pronounced lobe at the tailpipe. Accented with incised carved double-thread lines, along the forestock and around the border of the beavertail-apron. The semi-Roman-Nose buttstock with a deeply fluted and raised comb of classic American Revolutionary War Period form. American sheet-brass and engraved English-style furniture. The buttplate with a finely etched stepped tang, (4) barrel-form ramrod pipes, a sheet-brass, rifle-type/triangular sideplate and a pin-fastened nose-cap. The trigger-guard with an embossed acorn forward finial and its bow with finely etched floral scrolls, en suite with the buttplate-tang. Lightly engraved, unmarked, American-made? lock with flat surfaces, a bridled powder-pan, a sliding rear safety and its matching gooseneck hammer: the top-jaw associated. In overall very fine untouched original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel with a smooth steel-gray age patina and the expected light scattered discoloration/fine pitting, at the hooked-breech and touch hole. The lock with matching smooth surfaces and is in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Very Fine stock with 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some light handling marks and minor abrasions/tight hairlines. The brass furniture with a fine, untouched, mustard-toned patina and sharp engraving. A very nice example of an attributable, American, Revolutionary War Period, Officer’s Fusil/Musket, made by a noted Colonial Massachusetts gunsmith. Complete with its button-head iron ramrod. Overall length, 57".

Price: SOLD



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

Price: SOLD


A FINE & RARE 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN IVORY BUTT FLINTLOCK KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN w/ ITS ORIGINAL ETCHED SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 46 1/2", .70 caliber, smoothbore, band-fastened barrel with its original decoratively engraved, silvered breech and tang. Notched rear sight. Typical North African (Algerian or Tunisian), molded and carved, hardwood (olive-wood?), Halfstock with a wide and flared, flat, triangular ivory butt adorned with raised and incised line-carvings: with its sheet-steel appliqué/counter-plates -- for the rear saddle-ring. In fine condition with an untouched patina and smooth surfaces, sharp carvings, 90% finish and some light handling marks and tight old hairlines. Complete with its nail-fastened Walrus? Ivory buttplate with some expected minor yellowing and scattered tight hairlines/crazing. Typical N. African sheet-Steel mounts: two (2), nail-fastened, teardrop-shaped sidebolt-escutcheons, a matching "pie-crust" border trigger-plate, two (2) wrought-forged sling-swivels, two (2) sculpted ramrod pipes and a single, line-engraved, steel barrel band. Fine stock with a rich age-patina, much finish and minor handling marks. In its original Flintlock configuration with a nicely sculpted and scroll engraved, flat lockplate. Matching, lightly engraved, reinforced hammer; and in complete and functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Bridled powder-pan, a teardrop-finial frizzen spring and a finely engraved frizzen-back, en suite with the lockplate and hammer. In untouched condition with some scattered light surface discoloration: complete with its original turned trigger. Retains its wooden ramrod with iron tip. In overall fine untouched condition: the barrel with a deep gray age patina, smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting: fine touch hole. Complete with its finely engraved triangular socket type Bayonet. In matching fine condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/wear. The triangular, 8”, steel blade with a flat face and two bottom fullers for its length. The base with lightly scroll engraved should and the lap-welded applied socket with a distinct Damascus pattern twist and ertched surfaces. The top of the socket with an integrally forged fore-sight. In fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and sharp engravings. Bayonet Length, 11”. A very nice and authentic complete example of a famed North African Kabyle with its original Bayonet: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria and Tunisia. 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: $3,575.00


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

Price: $5,275.00


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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