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    Rare Revolutionary War British Flintlock Short Land Musket P1769/1779S 42" .80 caliber smoothbore barrel with proof marks at breech as well as two additional marks on the barrel tang. Bayonet stud at muzzle. A fine early example of this very scarce musket with only 5000 being produced under special contract during the revolution and characterized by their distinctive S shaped side plate. This musket bears the mark of John Pratt, the only contractor franchised to produce and deliver these muskets to the Board Of Ordnance in 1779 and early 1780. The reverse face of the buttstock is stamped Westmoreland, denoting its use by the Westmoreland Co. militia at some point during its life. Correct and original, including flintlock configuration, in every respect. The Tower proofs and inspection marks are centered on the top of the barrel near the tang, further indicating its early (1779) production. The gun is untouched overall with nice smooth age patina and just showing signs of normal use with a few scattered dents/scratches. The sling swivels are missing. A very rare British military musket with only a handful of surviving specimens.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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