Antique European Flintlock Hunting Musket
An Antique European (possibly German) Flintlock Musket, circa. 1770's. 39.5", .70 caliber smooth-bore round steel barrel has a brass touch hole insert and decorative brass site on the top of muzzle. Unmarked lock with partial round face and brass pan. Brass furniture includes a cold weather wood trigger guard. Original wood ram rod with horn tip. The stock is solid with an impressive thick cheek swell and wide butt; decorative incised carving with a horn fore-end cap; scratches and dings from years of handling. There is a small remnant of leather from the original shoulder sling. 54" overall length. In good mechanical working order. A great looking gun !
NOTE: The stock is made in two pieces (see photos). It is our opinion that the gun was originally made this way. It is entirely possible that it is a period repair. It is our opinion that this musket has been re-converted and if so, very well done.