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albatrosdva

Made by Louis Carrier prior to 1700. Was an antique by the time the French were emptying their arsenals of obsolete arms to give to the fledgling United States but certainly these arms are found and were used in the Revolution. Of course the stock is shortened. What's interesting is the butt is also shortened within its useless. Barrel cut down to 42 1/2". Love the horn end cap they added when they shortened it. Can't believe it survived as an original flintlock.

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dunmore1774

very pretty!  I like seeing those early locks without the external bridle.  The horn is a nice touch, I don't think I've seen one like it, it was very well done. The sling swivel is also interesting, possibly done when it was shortened?.  I'll have to look around for others by him and see how he did them. I think early French military muskets had swivels on the side?  Again, very nice, and happy to see the maker name survived

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