An Antique Revolutionary War period English/American Hudson Valley Style Flintlock Fowler/Musket
An Antique Revolutionary War period English/American Hudson Valley Style Flintlock Fowler/Musket, circa. 1750-1770. 43.5", .68 caliber smooth-bore octagon-to-round barrel with a bayonet lug on the top of muzzle. French military lock has remnants of markings under the pan area. Brass furniture. Wood ram rod. The curly maple stock is solid with beautiful decorative high-relief carving around the under belly of the butt surrounding the trigger guard and in front of the lower brass ram rod pipe, scratches and dings from years of service. 58" overall length. In good mechanical working order.
NOTE: This Fowler/Musket may have been longer when originally made then possibly reduced when adding the bayonet lug for the French & Indian War or the American Revolutionary War or both ! The long gun may have been restored/re-converted. 13" of the fore-end have been replaced at some point (the joint is extremely hard to detect and the match to the curly maple is excellent).