Lot 106

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Wheellock .74 caliber musket NVSN; stock and hardware are a composite of periods.
overall L61" barrel L46 3/4"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #60.22.1)

Literature: Hayward, J. F. THE ART OF THE GUNMAKER VOLUME I 1500-1660. 2nd ed. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1965.

Miller, Martin. THE COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FIREARMS. New York: Mayflower Books, 1978. pp.22-42.

  • Lock is Italian in style and stock has some Italian characteristics but has been altered. Barrel looks Germanic but does not fit the stock well. Front of the lockplate does not fit into the mortise but is tight up against the barrel. Lock and barrel tang screws are modern, as is triggerguard and screw, cock and link. Butt has been altered or repaired with two pieces of new wood. Plastic wood repair on right side of barrel tang, at least one barrel band is missing. Bore is badly rusted; ramrod is a modern dowel.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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