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SN NSN. Cal. 74. Standard 1763 Charleville musket with US surcharged lock. There is a brand on left side of buttstock “IN”, probably for American who repaired this gun for continued use. George D. Moller in his text American Military Shoulder Arms Vol I lists a possible candidate as John Nicholson who was a known Continental Contract Armorer and also repaired guns in Philadelphia, post-Revolution. The “IN” marking appears quite similar to the “IP” of Joseph Perkins who also contracted in the same time periods on same guns. CONDITION: Gun appears overall orig, though sideplate appears to be restoration. Metal pitted, cleaned and re-colored. 37-5/8″ rnd bbl with barely discernible traces of markings at breech. Bayonet lug missing. Stock sound, refinished with crack between front bands, old carved initials, “V” & “IN” surcharges weak but discernible. 50971-1 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2118

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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