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New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts
Worcester County
Date/Period: Circa 1790


New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, right facing

Measurement: Overall length: 56"; .60-caliber barrel length: 40.5"

Material: Cherry stock, silver wire inlay and thumbpiece, brass furniture

Condition: As found, “in-the-black”, generally good, chip to heal, action is fine; trivial
period repair to trigger guard. Any other imperfections are minor and consistent with age
and use.

Additional Information: The heavily rifled octagonal barrel is slightly swamped and
displays a brown finish with scattered fading to gray. The barrel is signed: “W. Allen” in
script, the signature withing engraved rectangular lozenge. The stock features silver
wire inlay centering barrel tang, and the engraved/raised silver thumbpiece. The two-
piece patchbox in nicely engraved and functions smoothly. The lock is by Ketland.

The maker is listed in Sellers, American Gunsmiths; one of his guns is described in
Merrill Lindsay’s book, The New England Gun / The First Two Hundred Years.

$4,850.00

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New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, left facing

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, lock plate

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, detail view

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, tang

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, butt plate

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, patch box

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, trigger guard

New England Flintlock Musket, KY Style, William Allen, Sutton, Massachusetts Worcester County, side plate


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