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, right facing

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 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.

$2,975.00

1187-26


1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, left facing
1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, lock plate
1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, lock plate detail 1
1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, lock plate detail 2
1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, side plate
1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, tang
1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket, Springfield Pattern, Barstow, Exeter, New Hampshire Joshua and Charles Barstow, trigger guard


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