Belgian (LIEGE) Contract of the British 1st Model, 1756 Long Land Pattern Brown Bess Service Musket, #2378 Firearms
An Antique Belgian (LIEGE) Contract of the British 1st Model, 1756 Long Land Pattern Brown Bess Service Musket, circa. 1756-1760. 46" .75 cal. round steel barrel struck w/remnants of the (2) King's PROOFS; some heavy pitting and erosion at breech and touch hole. Regulation brass Long Land Pattern furniture. Lock engraved; a 'CROWN' over 'GR' (King George II); 'TOWER'; overall w/salt and pepper pitting. Stock is solid w/arsenal cartouch stamp on the right side of the comb; inspector's marks on the left side by side plate; a repaired 3.5" section of the forward most part of the fore-end; missing some edge slivers of both sides of the fore-end; missing edges that have been filled in with old wood fill around the lock mortise; overall w/scratches and dings from years of service (overall worn). Original sling swivels. A very scarce musket that was imported to the colonies and would have seen service in the colonies for the French & Indian War 1753-1763, The American Revolutionary War 1776-1783, and even the War of 1812.
Consignment; D.R. 2014.