Model 1766 Charleville Flintlock Musket with 1773 Modifications, Original Flint, D73
A survivor with soul! Likely saw wartime use, and put meat on the table for a century - SOLD
This example, in “as-found” conditions has been “cutback”; 44.75”, 72-caliber brown barrel is now 42.5” in-length; touchhole has been bushed; marked “D73” near the breech. Three barrel bands, the forend band missing spring, original flintlock, action functions yet needs cleaning and general; attention; frizzen refaced during early working period; sideplate stamped “CP” (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?) The walnut stock appears to remain in original surface; scratch-carved in butt is found the initials “IxM”, the comb/wrist area was Americanized. This may actually have hung over a fireplace whereas the wood is burned from forend of lock mortise to aft end of barrel band spring; now worn smooth with no charcoal, simply black color.
(Overall L: 57.5”) Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.