Lot 3225A: FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH CAVALRY SABER AND WAR OF

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
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May 9, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, US
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Description: 1812 PENSION PAPERS. Consignor states all three items in this lot belonged to Stephen Vose (b. 1789-d.1876) - who served in Capt. George Fisher's Company (From Dover MA & vicinity) of Colonel Jonathan Page's Massachusetts Militia during the War of 1812. He carried the musket & sword during his service in the War of 1812. He married a Willard & lived in Wrentham, MA where he was a cabinet maker. Stephen Vose's father, Colonel Vose commanded a regiment in the Continental Army credited to the towns of Wrentham & Franklin, MA. This regiment was reported at Valley Forge on December of 1777. The Willard's from Groton & Concord, MA date back to some of the first settlers in New England - MAJ Simon Willard (came to America in 1634) founded Concord MA / Solomon Willard , designed built the Bunker Hill Monument / Joseph was President of Harvard (1781) / Willards (clockmakers) of Grafton & Boston. 1) FLINTLOCK MUSKET / FOWLER. Consignor states cut down for hunting. Cal. about 71. NSN. Bbl. shortened to 30 3/4" w/ sm. brass front sight. Lock is marked "ASHTON" forward of hammer w/ 2 engraved flowers behind hammer. Frizzen is not present. Has dbl. throated cock. Gunsmith produced pin fastened walnut stock w/ brass buttplate & long tang brass trigger guard w/ acorn finial & brass band making cap. Hardwood ramrod is held by brass thimble & single pipe. CONDITION: metal has faded to dark patina w/ surface corrosion becoming heaviest in breech area. Stock has dark worn finish showing dents & handling marks w/ crack at rear sideplate grommet. Sm. crack behind breech plug tang. Sm. gouge ahead of side panel. Stock has fine cracks behind tail pipe at bottom of forend. Dark pitted bore. (01-14841/RW). ANTIQUE. 2) CAVALRY SABER. Blade measures 31" around curve & is ornamented w/ patriotic theme & foliate scroll engraving. Reeded ivory grips. Gold finished stirrup style guard & Ketland style eagle head pommel. Rear metal flashing is all that remains of the scabbard. Left side of the flashing has electric pencil marked ID number "EO 972974". CONDITION: blade has faded to a dark gray patina w/ areas of light pitting. Ivory has full length crack low along the left side. Pommel, guard & scabbard flashing retain 10% of their gold finish. (02-11383/RW). 3) WAR OF 1812 PENSION PAPERS. Consists of Certificate from the Department of Interior, Pension Bureau, War of 1812. Survivors pension dated October 11, 1872 for Stephen Vose of Captain George Fisher's company "Mass Militia". Signed by acting Secretary of the Interior B.R. Cowen. Also includes notice from Department of Interior pension office that claim has been allowed & signed "J.W. Baker Commissioner". CONDITION: papers have fading, staining, sm. tears & insect damage notable at edges. Text & signatures are legible. (02-11383/RW). $1,500-2,000 for lot.
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* Shipping cost: Whatever the cost is from the carrier. All ammunition firearms (including antiques) are shipped with adult signature required. Any item(s) shipped with a value of $1000.00 and up is shipped with signature required.
POLICIES:
* Shipping does not begin until the following Friday. This is a multiple day event that covers our preview, our auction and James D. Julia's Auction, because of this, shipping cannot start until both auctions are done.
* Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money.
* We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel an item is too fragile or bulky for us to handle.
* We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs but please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.
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