An Extremely Rare Civil War Period 10 Bore English Lock Flintlock Musket.
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57" overall, 42” three stage barrel, swelling towards the muzzle, octagonal over the breech, struck with Commonwealth Ordnance marks and fitted with a flat type one English lock retained by three side nails, dog leg cock with horizonal sear, and buffer, frizzen spring retained with vertical two screw bridal. Paddle shaped butt, full stocked with large flat iron trigger guard with pointed finials and small thin brass ramrod pipes. Replaced brass tipped later ramrod.
Generally very good condition for age, one of the finest Commonwealth muskets surviving.
Ex Apethorpe Armoury
See London Park Lane Arms Fair Guide 2002.