French Model 1768 Musket Altered to Percussion and Native American Used, c. 1768, .70 caliber, walnut stock with extended butt, brass tacks, and rawhide-wrapped forestock, lock marked "US" and "St Etienne," a small marking is visible on the barrel, barrel lg. 44, overall lg. 60 3/4 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. 191-92.
Some damage to the stock from use and a chunk missing above the rear of the lock, the lower and middle bands are missing and have been for sometime, and the lock functions properly.
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