An Extremely Rare Civil War Period 12 Bore English Lock Flintlock Musket.
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62” overall, 46 ¼” three stage barrel, octagonal over the breech, struck with London Proofs & an Ordnance(?) mark. Fitted with a flat type five English lock retained by three side nails, full bodied cock with dog catch & facetted frizzen pan. Paddle shaped butt, full stocked with large flat iron trigger guard with pointed finial, brass sheet butt plate nailed on & small thin brass ramrod pipes & ramrod (possibly original?).
In very good condition for age, lock is completely original with an unidentified stamped maker’s mark of a ‘T’ inside. Contemporary plated repair to side plate, one side nail replaced, rear sight missing.
An unrecorded Civil War musket in very good unaltered condition.
See ‘Littlecote The English Civil War Armoury’ by Richardson & Rimer pages 225-268, also London Park Lane Arms Fair guide 2002.