1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow… untouched, in the black

1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow… untouched, in the black

The .72-caliber brown barrel length is 44 1/8″. The lock action is tight and smooth; marked vertically at rear J. & C.B; marked ahead of hammer US (in script) over eagle over EXETER; the barrel is marked EXETER just ahead of breech. The lock, buttplate and trigger guard are in very dark, likely untouched patina; barrel bands are a dark bronzy brown. The stock remains in original finish, there are two tight fissures at middle barrel band due to shrinkage, easily repaired; no wood loss. A very tight shrinkage fissure travels horizontally at an angle from frizzen spring to barrel; side plate appears to have been missing for 200-years! [based on color of recessed mortice]. If you like them untouched in-the-black… this is it.

SOLD

SKU 1187-26

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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