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Parker Field & Co. Trade Musket
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
.60 caliber smooth bore, 33" octagonal-to-round barrel, crown and "P" marking on the left flat of barrel at breech also has crown and "V".  Lockplate marked Parker & Field and Co and dated 1855. Large loop iron triggerguard. Brass serpent three-screw sideplate. Underneath the sideplate, the initials JM have been carved in. Brass buttplate with five screws. Walnut stock with heavy tack decoration. The rear of stock displays several rows of iron tacks and mixing with brass tacks. The front of the stock is decorated with many rows of brass nails. The front end of the stock and barrel is wrapped with some iron wire. There are two rows of iron wire missing that was used as barrel bands. Down in the channel are two names stamped Berry and Porter; original flintlock.

Provenance:  
Ex Arnold Marcus Chernoff Collection


Condition:  
Barrel has been shortened during the period of use. Entire rifle has an untouched patina, including dark haloes around the tacks. The iron tacks have a nice patina that flowed onto the wood. The wood has a well-used look. Lock and barrel with untouched evenly blended look of brown patina. This is an outstanding Indian-used trade rifle.
Sold: $15,600.00
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