French Model 1766 Musket Identified to a Member of the 5th New York
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French Model 1766 Musket Identified to a Member of the 5th New York, c. 1766, .73 caliber, walnut stock with punch marks on the right side of the butt that form "DL," and on the left side "5 NY H" CO" and "DL," no lock markings, with an iron ramrod, barrel lg. 44 1/4, overall lg. 59 1/2 in.
Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.
Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "Identifying American Revolutionary War Firearms," The Gun Report (August 1992); Bill Ahearn, "Muskets from France-America's First Ally," The Gun Report (February 1996); and Bill Ahearn, Muskets of the Revolution and French & Indian Wars (Lincoln, RI: Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 2005), pp. 188-90.
Exhibitions: Arms of the Revolution, The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield, July 1993-November 2006, and Museum of American Finance, New York, January 5, 2007-April 1, 2008.
Stock has some dings and nicks as well as a period replaced lock which functions properly.
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