Nock Screwless Lock Musket

.75 caliber, 39" barrel, no S/N. A superb and extremely rare .75 stocked flintlock musket with Nock screwless lock, marked {crown} / GR on pan flash protector. This unique British military flintlock arm has an unmarked lock of unique design. Made for rapid removal, the 39" military type barrel has British Court of Ordinance marks at top. The walnut .75 stock of military type, sling swivels, trigger is off-set to accommodate the unique lock. Brass furniture comprising ramrod pipes, triggerguard, and buttplate. Triggerguard engraved with a large "D." The whole preserved in extremely crisp condition, the stock with the usual dents from service and one small piece missing from left side. Action is crisp. The knock screwless lock is generally found on rarities specifically made at the order of the Duke of Richmond and never adopted for general service due to the extreme cost of manufacture.


This particular example is extremely rare and possibly unique. All steel surfaces are shiny bright metal with little to no corrosion. GR marking excellent. Ramrod appears to be the original. The only one of this model we have observed.

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
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