An American assembled musket with French components

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Lot 1218ANTIQUE
An American assembled musket with French components

US$ 500 - 700
£ 400 - 550
An American assembled musket with French components
Round 39 inch barrel; .73 caliber, with bayonet stud at top of muzzle and brass sight on front barrel band; unmarked. Unmarked flat lockplate with swan-neck cock, probably French or American. French iron mounts, buttplate with rounded tang, short front tang triggerguard with sling swivel and stud, S-shaped flat sideplate, all three iron bands held in place by springs, entry band hand forged and without hole for spring. Stock either 1777 French or American; left side with top of comb cut-out for cheek-rest and name C. S. Spahn carved into stock in large letters.; ramrod a modern replacement.
Condition: Good. Barrel excellent, brown patina overall and scattered marks from use; some heavy pitting around breech and touch-hole. Lock and components worn, grey patina, pitted overall. Iron furniture with dark brown patina and some pitting and marks from use, triggerguard screws marred. Stock with scattered wormholes between lock and first barrel band; scattered marks from use; wood replaced below lockplate and between top rear half of lockplate and barrel tang; wrist repair with several areas of plastic wood; some chips around buttplate.
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ANTIQUE Antique - pre 1899

Handguns that fall outside the Section 5 authority will be labelled ANTIQUE.

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