A Rare 14-Bore Commercial 1776 Pattern Volunteer Light Infantry Rifle, And A 32-Bore Flintlock Trade Musket
Lot 180
A Rare 14-Bore Commercial 1776 Pattern Volunteer Light Infantry Rifle, And A 32-Bore Flintlock Trade Musket
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,938) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Rare 14-Bore Commercial 1776 Pattern Volunteer Light Infantry Rifle, And A 32-Bore Flintlock Trade Musket
The First By Morris, Early 19th Century, The Second By Cooper & Goodman, Makers, Birmingham, 19th Century
The first with octagonal barrel (worn, some pitting, sights replaced) rifled with seven square grooves, tang engraved with a slung bugle, border engraved flat bevelled lock with 'GR' crowned and signed across the tail, roller, figured full stock (some damage and bruising), regulation brass mounts (trigger-guard and patch-box cover missing), and later iron ramrod acting against a spring between the forward ramrod-pipes (stirrup ramrod missing), Tower private proof marks; the second with russet sighted barrel, plain tang, border engraved rounded lock stamped 'C&G' above an elephant and howdah mark, and 'Warranted' across the tail, figured three-quarter stock stamped with maker's name on one side of the butt and numbered '19' on both sides, brass mounts of regulation type (butt-plate incomplete), sling loop (the other missing), and iron ramrod (bent), Birmingham proof marks (2)
71.1 cm. and 115.4 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Henry Morris of Birmingham is recorded between 1804 and 1810. Cooper & Goodman are recorded at 32 Woodcock Street and 77 Baggot Street, Birmingham, between 1857 and 1886
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