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REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET
REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques
REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques\

REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques

REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques

REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques
REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH MUSKET, Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset,Maine Antiques  
PRICE..........$3750.00


JOHN H. HALL BRASS NUMBER 1 PROTOTYPE BREECH-LOADING MUSKET
Hall Musket / Wiscasset Antiques Center Hall Musket / Wiscasset Antiques Center Hall Musket / Wiscasset Antiques Center Hall Musket / Wiscasset Antiques Center


Hall Musket / Wiscasset Antiques Center


Hall Musket / Wiscasset Antiques Center





     
This is the only known brass or bronze Hall breech loading musket. It is stamped serial number 1 into the breechblock. There also appears to be a letter "P" stamped on the top of the breechblock. The musket is 58 inches overall with a 36 inch two-stage octagon and round smooth bore barrel of .56 caliber. The breechblock is very large being 7.5 inches long. The stock is of cherry. There is mention in the Hall ledgers, (now in the Maine State Museum), of brass barrelled rifles and fusils. The markings are all engraved "J.H. Hall, Portland" in script and "Patent" on the breechblock. Hall received his patent for the breech-loading gun in 1811.
The Hall records also mention a brass musket being returned for cleaning and repair at a later date.
It is not known for certain if this is Hall's prototype or one made for the Navy as records indicate the Navy had interest in his breech-loading muskets possibly for The U.S.S. Constitution.
Only recented exhibited and offerred for sale.
This is a rare opportunity to aquire a significant piece of American Firearm History.

For further details referred to "Maine Made Guns & Their Makers New Edition 1997" by Dwight B. Demerritt, Jr.
 

PRICE: Upon Request


17TH CENTURY ENGLISH DOGLOCK BLUNDERBUSS
17th Centuery English Doglock Blunderbuss / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
17th Centuery English Doglock Blunderbuss / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
17th Centuery English Doglock Blunderbuss / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
17th Centuery English Doglock Blunderbuss / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset, Maine Antiques 17th Centuery English Doglock Blunderbuss / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset, Maine Antiques  
This is a 17th or very early 18th century London Blunderbuss. It was made by Edward Nicholson and is marked “Ed Nicholson” on the lock. His mark is also on the barrel along with London proof marks. Edward I was free of Gunmakers Co. in 1675, proof piece 1677, master in 1697. The blunderbuss measures 35 inches overall and is fitted with a 19 ¼ inch three-stage brass barrel with a 1 ½ inch bore. The dog is missing from the lock plate. This blunderbuss recently came from a coastal Maine home along with a pair of pistols and a naval cutlass. It is in untouched attic condition. Overall it has a very pleasing mellow patina.


PRICE.......$7,500.00


BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE
BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques BROWN BESS LIGHT INFANTRY CARBINE / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques
British Brown Bess Pattern 1777 Carbine. This is a late Revolutionary War Carbine that does not seem to fall into any one category. It appears to be made up with a mixture of parts. It is fully British proofed on the top of the barrel and tang and has a very large “H” stamped on the left side of the barrel. The butt has the store keeper’s mark and has the short land pattern side plate. The lock is engraved and is stamped with the inspector “Crown 6” and the contractor initials “S G” for Samuel Galton. The lock is 6 5/8” long. The underside of the barrel is marked “S G”. The carbine has a wooden ramrod with no entry pipe. The barrel is 38 ½” long and the barrel pin spacing is similar to a carbine spacing. The wooden ramrod has a screw on one end and brass tipped on the other end.
The ramrod appears to be old but of a later period. Refer to George Moller’s book, Pg 255 and Bailey’s Pg 156 for similar trigger guard construction.


PRICE..........$12,500.00



BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN
(REVOLUTIONARY WAR PRODUCTION)
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
 
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques
 
BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques  BROWN BESS MODEL 1777 SHORT LAND PATTERN / Wiscasset Antiques Center Wiscasset, Maine Antiques     
       
This is a British 1777 Short Land Musket. This is a Revolutionary War period musket. The 42 inch barrel is fully marked with the British proofs, “Crown IP” which is believed to be the proof mark of John Pratt. The barrel is also marked “Westmoreland M”. The inside of the lock is marked “TH” conjoined and is probably the lock contractor Thomas Hadley, ca. 1776-1781. Also it is marked with a “Crown I”. The escutcheon is marked “9/36” for the 9th Company and Rack #36. The ramrod is marked “5/9” and is also stamped with “TH” for the contractor. The ramrod guide is clearly marked with inspector’s marks. Below the trigger guard are clear inspector’s marks and the stock has a good clear ordnance acceptance mark.
This musket was originally sold from an ad in December, 1978 Gun Report Magazine and we will provide the original bill of sale from a world renowned antique firearms consultant. This musket was advertised as completely original and in superb condition, as it stands today
This musket was probably removed from New York storage and sent to Canada immediately after the Revolutionary War. At that time the “Westmoreland M” was probably added to the top of the barrel. The 55th Regiment of Foot was given the secondary title “Westmoreland” in 1782 at the end of the Revolutionary War.
I have owned several Westmoreland marked muskets and have one on my website at the present time. I also have examined another and they are all Model 1779S. This is the first Westmoreland musket of the 1777 Model. The musket is in superb condition, seldom found on Brown Bess wartime muskets. The metal is all smooth with some traces of case hardening on the lock and hammer. All marks are clear and legible.


PRICE..........SOLD!




18TH CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER
18th CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER WISCASSET MAINE ANTIQUES
18th CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER WISCASSET MAINE ANTIQUES
18th CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER WISCASSET MAINE ANTIQUES
18th CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER WISCASSET MAINE ANTIQUES 18th CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER WISCASSET MAINE ANTIQUES 18th CENTURY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER WISCASSET MAINE ANTIQUES

A rare American Tiger Maple stocked fowler with raised flowingleaf carving and brass mounted. Beautiful well-proportioned fowler with a slightly swamped, British proofed 53.75 " barrel. The fowler is 70" overall and has approximately two foot olf fore end repair. Wooden ramrod. Circa 1750-1760. Refer to Grinslade page 148 for some similar examples.


PRICE..........SOLD




REVOLUTIONARY WAR BROWN BESS 55TH REGIMENT

REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR BESS 55TH REGIMENT  /WISCASSET ANTIQUES CENTER,WISCASSET,MAINE ANTIQUES,MAINE ANTIQUES
 
PRICE..........SOLD!


ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET
ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET ROYAL HIGHLANDER BROWN BESS MUSKET  
British Brown Bess Short Land Musket, Pattern 1769. Regimentally marked to the
42nd Regiment on top of barrel. Marked “RHR”. This is one of the rarest Brown Bess muskets as only four to five are known to date. All are in important collections and museums. Refer to “Muskets of the Revolution” by Bill Ahearn, page 58 for one of the known muskets. The carved initials on the left side of the butt are indicative of American capture. The barrel is stamped “WG” for William Grice & Son, ordnance lock contractor 1760-1790. The inside of the lock is stamped with the inspector “Crown 2” and the contractor initials “GH” for George Haskins, ordnance lock contractor 1757-1769. The musket shows heavy use with some necessary repairs but has been maintained in good serviceable condition.


PRICE..........
SOLD!



BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET
(AMERICAN CAPTURED)
BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques\ BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques\ BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques\
BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques
BROWN BESS MODEL 1769 SHORT LAND BRITISH MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset,Maine Antiques


   
This is a British 1769 Short Land Musket. Some authorities refer to this model as a 1769/76 British Short Land Pattern. There were approximately 68,000 of these muskets produced during the 1768-1777 production period making this a scarce model. The musket is in excellent condition showing signs of use during the Revolutionary War. The 42 inch barrel and the tang are fully British proofed. The inside of the lock is marked “WG” for William Grice & Son, and “Crown 3” for the inspector. The ramrod is also marked “WG” and engraved with the number “34”. There is also a mark of “SS” on the ramrod. Marks in the ramrod channel are visible of the mark of the assembler. Also with the musket is a British Brown Bess bayonet with the number “25” and “P” stamped into the top face of the blade.
The musket has had the external markings obliterated from the lock and the wrist plate which was a practice done on captured British weapons early in the War. Refer to Bill Ahearn’s book, “Muskets of the Revolution”, pg 57-58 for a nearly identical weapon.
The musket has the initials “I*B” carved adjacent to the trigger guard and shows signs of battle scars from possible sword and close hand combat.
The musket was recently purchased from a family in Connecticut where it had been since its use by a family member in the Revolutionary War. This information will be provided to purchaser.


PRICE..........
SOLD!


GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED
PRE-BROWN BESS MUSKET
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques 
GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques  GEORGE 1 REGIMENTALLY MARKED PRE BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset Antiques Center,Wiscasset Maine Antiques   

This is a rare dated and marked pre Brown Bess musket. In Howard Blackmore’s book “British Military Firearms” there are two similar muskets from this period with the cypher of George 1 on the tail of the lock. King George was born in Hanover, Germany near the Dutch border and became King of England from 1714-1727. The musket shows evidence of being Dutch manufacture and is dated 1722 on the tang. In 1722 King George 1 set forth new regulations of which this musket conforms. Illustrated in Blackmore’s book is a sealed-pattern musket with iron mounts dated 1722. The musket is also marked with “CVP” on the stock below the back of the trigger guard. The mark could indicate Colonial Virginia Property or Commonwealth Virginia Property. After the Declaration of Independence in 1775 the Colony of Virginia became the Commonwealth of Virginia. The other possibility is the property mark of a Colonel’s regiment. This is a musket missing from all of the recent reference books devoted to the British Brown Bess and its predecessor. The walnut stock musket is 62 ¼ inches overall with an 80 cal. 3-stage 46 3/8 inch barrel. The 6 ¾ x 1 3/8 inch banana lock is marked with a fleur di lis inside. The face of the lock contains a cartouche inside the frizen spring. The George Rex cypher is nicely relief engraved on the tail of the lock. The musket is iron mounted with a heavy 2 ½ inch butt. This musket has a transitional Queen Anne period butt stock.
In Bill Ahearn’s book “Muskets of the Revolution” there is an early 18th century Dutch musket nearly identical but missing the George 1 cypher on the tail of the lock and it appears to be of a later period with a handrail cut into the stock. This musket belongs to Robert Nittolo and it is thought that this musket was used by the British Regiment in the French & Indian War. This a musket as well as Nittolo’s musket closely resembles the 1730 Brown Bess with all iron fittings.
British records show that a contract for 10,000 muskets was ordered from Rotterdam by Queen Anne for use in Ireland. In 1715 the British Ordnance also procured another 20,000 Dutch muskets. There are very few of these muskets surviving today and to date this musket may be  the only one known positively dated to the King George 1 period..

Please note in the photographs the mark on the tang of the barrel along with the date appears to be a reposing lion.


PRICE..........SOLD!


MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET
MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET /Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques
MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET /Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques
MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET /Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques
MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET /Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET /Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques MODEL 1795 TYPE 3 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET /Wiscasset Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques
A nice clean 1795 Type 3 Springfield musket. The musket is 59 ½ inches overall with a 44 ¾ inch barrel. The lock is dated 1810 and the butt tang is dated 1811. The musket is completely original with an original 1795 bayonet (variant). The bayonet has all of the proper markings as well as the musket. The unusual feature of the musket is the US Surcharge on the top of the barrel.

PRICE..........
SOLD!



55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET / Wiscasset  Antiques Center, Wiscasset Maine Antiques
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET 55TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET  
British Brown Bess Short Land Pattern 1779S, regimentally marked to the 55th Regiment. The 55th Regiment was given the county title of “Westmoreland Regiment” in 1782. The 1779S Musket was a late war production hurried to provide arms for the Revolutionary War. The musket is assembly marked number “XIX” in the ram rod channel, lock, and side plate. This is one of the few Brown Bess muskets that has legible marks in the ram rod channel. “Crown G, Crown O, XIX O, and H” are marked in the channel. The barrel contains proper ordinance marks. The face of the lock is engraved with the English crown and Tower. The inside of the lock is stamped with the initials “T *S” for Tomkys & Short, ordinance lock contractor 1757 thru 1768 and obviously had a later contract for the 1777 style lock. It is also stamped with the inspector (Crown 1). The butt has the store keeper’s mark clearly stamped. The left side of the butt has what appears to be a stamped “Westmoreland M”. The musket has seen heavy use but is in good serviceable condition. It has two small pieces missing above the lock and adjacent to the barrel tang. The barrel has a uniform surface rust but could be cleaned to a better grade of finish. Refer to “Small Arms of the British Forces” by DeWitt Bailey, PhD for more particulars about this Revolutionary War Brown Bess musket. This is a rare musket in that it had a very short production run of approximately five thousand.

SOLD!


69TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET

69TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
69TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET 69TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
British Brown Bess Short Land Pattern 1777, Regimentally marked to the 69th Regiment. Top of barrel stamped with ordnance proof and marked “69th Regt”. The side of the barrel is stamped “*O”. There is a “Crown 9” stamp near the vent. The barrel tang also contains proper ordnance marks. The face of the lock is engraved, not stamped. Inside the lock is stamped with the inspector “Crown 3” and the contractor’s initial “TH” for Thomas Hadley, ordnance lock contractor 1776-1781. The butt has the store keeper’s mark.
The 69th Regiment saw service during the Revolutionary War. They were brought up from the West Indies to New York where they were engaged for a short period of time. They were then sent back to St. Kitts for the defense of Fort Brimstone Hill and were later captured by the French.
The musket is complete but shows sign of heavy war time use. The musket has heavy worm damage attesting to its West Indies use and storage. Rare to find a musket that is regimentally marked to Revolutionary War use.


PRICE.........SOLD




45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET

45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET

45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET
45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET 45TH REGIMENT BROWN BESS MUSKET  
British Brown Bess Pattern 1757/1759 Militia/Marine Musket.Regimentally marked to the 45th regiment. Top of barrel marked ‘MIL COM NOTT’. The marking refers to the Militia Company Nottingham which was organized in 1775 and later re-named the Nottinghamshire Regiment of Militia and the Sherwood Foresters Interesting literature now digitized can be found about the 45th regimental history.The Nottingham history goes back to the 1400’s and associatesto Robinhood and the Sherwood Forest. It was once an archer company. This musket was approximately fifteen years old by the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and the markings on the butt plate are probably those of an earlier regiment. The mark is Roman numeral II and 25.The barrel is stamped “IW” for either John Willet 1743-1758 or John Wood 1748-1757. Inside the lock is stamped with the inspector “Crown 2” and the contractor’s initials “WG” for William Grice, ordnance contractor. Themusket has a bench number of XIIII on the stock, underside of the barrel, side plate and lock tumbler.The musket shows heavy war time use and at one time was damaged and cracked under the side plate and barrel tang damaged. The hammer is animproper replacement.In the regimental history it is mentioned that the 45th returned home to Nottingham from New York in 1778 with only one hundred men surviving.At this time the 45th was re-organized and given the secondary title of theNottinghamshire Regiment and a new army was raised.This musket has been in a three generation collection of the J P Morgan family.The meaning of the regimental markings have been unknown until recently.


PRICE..........
SOLD