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Rare Gilbert, Brookfield, MA, 1798 Contract US Musket

PRICE: $10,000.00

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About six known of 2,000 delivered. 
Among the few known Gilbert muskets are some dated 1799, the earliest date on any of the 1798 contract muskets, or on ANY musket made in for the US.  This one is marked as in Reilly, US Martial Flintlocks, Figure 157. Barrel has the deepest, clearest stamp of Decius Wadsworth’s proof-mark we have ever seen. (Most are light and illegible.)  Date “1800” stamped in wood to rear of trigger-guard.  This feature seemingly not noted on other guns of this period.


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