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American Indian Blanket Gun Made from a French 1766 Musket

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Sale #3165M - 3165M
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM


American Indian Blanket Gun Made from a French 1766 Musket, c. 1766, .70 caliber, walnut stock with "27 REGT" branded next to the trigger guard below the lock, lock marked "Maubeuge/Manuf R," breech has a small "V" mark near the breech as do some of the other parts of the gun, with a piece of animal hide shrunk to the front of the gun, barrel lg. 12, overall lg. 27 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.

Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "The Alteration of American Indian Firearms," The Gun Report (May 2000); and Bill Ahearn, Muskets of the Revolution and French & Indian Wars (Lincoln, RI: Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 2005), pp. 189-91.

Note: The 27th Regiment marking could be the 27th Continental Regiment although it also could be an 1812-era brand. This gun is published in The Gun Report in an article titled "The Alteration of American Indian Firearms," as well as Muskets of the American Revolution, by Bill Ahearn, pp. 189-91.
Estimate $700-900

Gun has overall wear as would be expected given its age and use and the lock functions properly.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


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