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French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket
Possibly American Made...as found
In the Fashion of Indian Trade with colonial incised decoration

Circa 1761
Possibly American made, very similar to the fowler/fusil made by John Page of Preston, Connecticut; published on page 144 of George Neumann's book "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution." - SOLD

French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, right facing

The unique sideplate is a close cognate of the above mentioned; as is the lock, tang of butt-plate and engraving, all of which are nearly identical. This flintlock musket is intact remaining in a very high degree of originality...78 caliber 42.75-inch round stepped barrel, standing front sight, unmarked original flintlock having simple engraving; all parts are original and have a splendid dark brown patina.
The lock, possibly by John Page of Connecticut is mechanically functional although it needs cleaning whereas it sticks and hangs-up. Cast brass trigger guard with shaped and engraved terminals; the brass butt plate with engraved tang closely resembles George Neumann's above-mentioned fowler/fusil.
Please note that only the butt-plate tang and a small section of the rounded butt-heel section and one screw remain. The engraved brass side plate is a native version of the Great Underwater Serpent with scales and other engraving that is closely related to the "john Page" side plate; 3 brass ramrod sleeves with partial old rod that is unlikely original, full uncapped walnut stock with three pins; as expected, normal "in-use" dings and a few small wood-sliver losses at top of channel-overall very good. All with great old color and patina that may be original. A slender architecture with delicate wrist and nicely shaped comb; top of wrist with shield shaped lightly engraved brass inlay having initials and date Gb-1761. All iron parts in even dark patina with good surface; the unpolished brass has great color. (Overall length is 60-inches.)

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French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, left facing
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 1
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 2
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 3
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 4
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 5
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 6
French and Indian War Era Long-Gun Musket, detail 7
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