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This English wall gun has Brass furniture and massive steel rammer secured by four pipes connected to a full length stock supporting a pinned barrel for total approximate weight of 32 pounds. It has an original .25 inch hole through stock behind rear…

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This American naval blunderbuss is a crude amalgamation of brass and iron components to assemble a working firearm. The walnut stock appears to be the remains of a one-time swivel gun, evidence by a side hole once used for supporting a “Y” yoke…

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This German Jaeger-style rifle offers a fine example of the sport hunting rifles brought to Pennsylvania by the early German and Swiss settlers of the early 18th century. The term “Jaeger,” meaning hunter, or “the hunt,” in German applied to…

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This Jaeger Rifle includes the typical brass furniture characteristic of many Jaeger Rifles. This example, however, omits the usual hinged wood patchbox found on earlier patterns. Decorative raised carvings highlight the heavy butt stock, barrel…

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This “Mountain” rifle offers an excellent example of these crude mountain-style American Rifles made in the back country of the southern colonies. The wood stock features a unique “grease hole” in the butt which held thick grease used to…

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This French fusil includes a walnut stock which secures the iron barrel using three brass barrel bands. The stock is surcharged “U STATES” on the butt stock, signifying government ownership by the young United States. This practice was adopted…

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This American Flintlock Musket illustrates the ingenuity of the American colonists to assemble firearms from various components and available firearms, early in the war. The musket is patterned after the English Land Service Musket, a weapon…

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This musket of German manufacture, displays a myriad of both Dutch and German manufactured components, hence the identification as a German-Dutch Musket.
The musket's stock mounts an iron barrel held to the stock by iron pins which run through the…

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This model offered advanced improvements in French musket design during the 18th century which would carry into the Napoleonic War years. The earliest muskets of the 1777 model were issued to forces under General Rochambeau's Army who arrived in…

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To help meet the need for military firearms during the French and Indian War, the English government approved this model in 1756 for issue to marine units and the domestic militia.
This musket is patterned after the early naval variation of the…
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