Lot 62: Extraordinary Native American Musket In "As Found" Condition

Extraordinary Native American Musket In "As Found" Condition, This appears to be a circa 1800 flintlock military musket, not a trade piece. This is based on the fact that the trigger guard is fitted for a sling attachment and generally trade muskets did not have this feature. Possibly this was a battlefield pick-up that was then used by a warrior. Relic condition with cracks and oxidation. Barrel is secured to stock by rawhide strips which were wet before installing so they would shrink and tighten. Three brass tacks were installed on right side of stock and one on left. Tacks have a brass rectangular nail which is correct for this period. This is a common Native American motif. .69 caliber which was the standard U.S. military caliber of the era. Barrel length: 49". Length overall: 64". A real piece of American History.

Price Realized: $1,400

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