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18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock
Date/Period: 1750-1760’s - SOLD


18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, right facing

Measurement: Overall length: 62"; barrel length: 46.5", .74-caliber

Material: Curley maple stock

Condition: Very good, barrel displays a smooth brown patina, action is smooth. We
believe the wooden rammer is not original to the gun.

Additional Information: American provincials made this musket utilizing mostly Dutch
parts which was common during the early period. The gun features a beautiful boldly
striped curly maple stock featuring a raised molded-ridge parallel to rammer channel
and centering the rear pipe; raised carving around barrel tang.

The octagonal to round (pinned) barrel having two wedding bands has a front blade
sight. The round-faced lock is unmarked. The remnant of a bayonet lug remains on top
of barrel and was filed smooth, likely after militia use [does not distract and is actually
very interesting whereas it speaks to history of use during the war with England.

Most brass furniture exhibits strong Dutch influence including the trigger guard with
triangular leaf finials; pierced cast thumbpiece surmounted with crown displaying a bust
portrait at center; beautiful pierced and scrolled sideplate displaying mask under rear
screw. The engraved brass triggerguard is of French influence; beautiful pierced and
scrolled sideplate displaying mask under rear screw.

See Flintlock Fowlers – The First Guns made In America, American Fowling
Pieces
by Tom Grinslade. 2005, Scurlock Publishing Company, Inc.

Lock: see Grinslade, p. 23, G; similar triangular leaf finials on triggerguard, see
Grinslade, pp 80 – 81 – 84 – 85, and 86 for closely related examples. Also, p. 45, N 13.

SOLD

1395-1


18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, left facing

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, lock plate

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, butt plate 1

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, butt plate 2

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, side plate

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, stock

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, tang

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, trigger guard

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, ferrule

18th Century Musket, American Assembled Fowler, Curly Maple Stock, detail view


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