Lot 456: English Commercial Military-Style Flintlock Musket
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
circa 1760s, approximately .71 caliber, 41.5 in. barrel stamped with gunmaker's proof and view marks, walnut stock, brass furniture, inlaid brass escutcheon behind hammer engraved HDR / 1777 (likely later), the top of the buttplate incised with the initials "GK" having a period appearance.
Similar to the Committee of Safety muskets issued during the American Revolution.
Condition Report: Possibly cut down; action not working; replacement screws on the hammer, flash pan, spring, and side plate; the ramrod is stuck in place; smooth, deep patina to the barrel; toned brass elements.