A New England flintlock militia musket by Lane & Read of Boston, Massachusetts
The 36 inch .69 caliber smoothbore barrel with bayonet lug fore-sight and marked at the breech with P/eaglehead/V proofs, the tang dated 1838. Lock engraved with borders, scrolls and hunting dog and signed Lane & Read/Boston. Brass furniture of simplified Land Pattern type, the buttplate with rack number 50. Full walnut stock with dimpled 'drop points'.
Condition: Fine. Barrel and lock showing smooth grey metal with some light spotting/minor pitting. Unpolished brass. Excellent wood.