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       LOT 339
Napoleonic Wars Era French Mutzig Model 1777 Flintlock Musket Dated 1811 - NSN, 69
cal., 44 3/4 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. The Model 1777 infantry musket was used by French troops and some earlier examples were also sent to North America to assist the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War with continued use through the Napoleonic Wars. This 1811 dated example would have likely been rushed into French service during the Napoleonic Wars. Features a trumpet head ramrod, bottom mounted bayonet lug towards the muzzle, brass blade front sight on the rear strap of the front barrel band (second style without securing screw), “1811” dated on the upper left barrel flat at the breech, “M1777” marked on the barrel tang, detachable brass flash pan on the lock, Mutzig Arsenal markings at the center of the lock, 1811 dated circular stamp marked on the right of the buttstock, smooth straight grip stock with a cheek recess cutout on the left of the buttstock, three barrel bands, finger grooves on the rear trigger guard tang, and a smooth buttplate. Small “GDM” (George D. Moller) collection initials marked twice at the toe of the stock. Includes a reproduction leather sling. CONDITION: Good with scattered light pitting mixed with dark patina, and sharp markings on the lock and barrel. Stock is very good with mostly defined edges, scattered scratches and dents, numerous glued repairs beneath the front barrel band, a crack on the left of the barrel channel ahead of the rear band, and crisp markings in the wood. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The George Moller Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 3,750 - 5,000
LOT 338
1779 Dated East India Company Flintlock “Brown Bess” Style Fusil with 1786 Stock Carving and Bayonet - NSN, 69 cal., 37 1/4 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. This light infantry or artillery style fusil is essentially a lighter version of the famous Brown Bess musket and was made by John Twigg in 1779 for the East India Company. The lock has “1779” and the East India Company “4/V/EI/C” heart logo on the tail and “TWIGG” signed at the center, a small “W” mark under the pan, and “NI” on the inside. The barrel similarly has the heart logo and then “TWIGG 1779” and has London proof and view marks flanking “crown/IT” on the left at the breech. The stud front sight is also the bayonet lug for the appropriately scaled down socket bayonet. The stock has the heart logo followed by “MW Iunr 1786” (January 1786) on the right side of the comb, what looks to be “AC” or “DC” behind the trigger guard tang, and George Moller’s “GDM” collection mark discretely by the toe. A black leather sling is fitted to the sling swivels. CONDITION: Very good with a mix of gray and brown patina on the lock and barrel, relined vent, repaired neck of the cock, broken rear sling swivel, natural aged patina on the brass furniture, and mild overall wear. The bayonet is good and has mottled gray patina and dark pitting. The stock is also very good and has mild overall wear, some minor thin cracks, and legible markings. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
LOT 340
Very Attractive Large New York Map Engraved Powder Horn -
This large powder horn is similar to others from the French & Indian
War (1754-1763) and measures approximately 19 inches from the
spout around the back to the lobe and is around 10 inches in circumference. The throat has a flared
spout tip, three raised ribs, and a smooth section before the main body. The body of the horn is decorated
with a map of various locations in New York and the St. Lawrence Valley, including Montreal. The designs are
accented with black and reddish brown pigment. There is a more detailed scene at the bottom of New York City
with ships in the harbor and a rural scene including a hunter shooting a buck. There is also a large U.K. coat of arms.
Just behind the lion is a faint “Sun Set” marking. Below Fort Ontario is an empty panel, and the horn is also marked “A
MAP/ OF AMERICA.”The base plug is wood (likely pine) and was secured without pins. Much of the design is very similar
to the horn shown in Plates IV and XXXVI in “American Engraved Powder Horns: A Study Based on the J.H. Grenville Gilbert
Collection” by Stephen V. Grancsay described as “engraved by a professional artist with a map showing the forts along
the Hudson River from Albany to Lake George and Lake Champlain, and from Albany up the Mohawk River by Lake Oneida
to Niagara and Lake Ontario, with the St. Lawrence River beyond indicating the route from Montreal. The engraved lines are browned.”They go on to know that Robert M. Hartley had identified other horns by
the same maker, including horns marked “Rebben Smith, 12 Apr.
1760,”“Thomas Tuttle, 1761,” and “Friderick Kremer 1760” from the Grider Collection
and one inscribed “Petre Lot 1761” from the Hiram J. Halle Collection.
CONDITION: Very fine with distinct designs overall, minor chips on the ribs on
the spout section, some chips in the wood base plug, a very smaller flakes on the
body, and generally very minor overall wear for its age.
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000
LOT 341
Large Connecticut River Map and Irish Themed Powder Horn - The horn is inscribed with a map of the
Connecticut River and various sites including Springfield, Massachusetts, and multiple meeting houses, St. Edward’s
crown over the Harp of Erin with arms and flags in the background and floral accents flanked by “G” and “R” (for King
George), a banner below inscribed with the motto “NEC ASPERA TERRENT” (Difficulties daunt us not/Difficulties be damned,
a slogan of the British Grenadiers and as well as other military units), and some game animals. A second horn was fitted over
the spout section and secured by wooden pegs. The base plug is also held by wood pegs, and there is also a staple for fitting a
strap with remnants of a strap. The decoration suggests this horn belonged to an Irishman stationed in America during the late
18th century. Some Royal Irish Dragoons’ grenadier caps had the slogan and harp (See “A Grenadier Cap of the Royal Irish Dragoons” by William Y. Carman in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research Vol. 73, No. 295 from Autumn 1995). The horn turned
up in a collection in England in recent years.
CONDITION: Fine with mostly distinct designs, dark patina, lighter residue towards the spout end of the main horn, an old repair on the base plug, and general moderate wear overall.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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