John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
Rev.War Mdl. 1777 French Musket
Rev.War Mdl. 1777 French Musket

For the Rev.War collector this is one of the hardest guns to acquire. I've only seen two other ones in 40 years.  This is a first year mfg.'d  fusil as evidenced by  the exterior head of the screw on it's upper band that locked onto the barrels anti-twist lug.  This feature will only be found on  first year production guns. Refer to pg.100 in George Neumann's "Battle weapons of the American Revolution" for similar fusil.  The 38 1/2" barrel is .69 cal. The lock has a correct brass pan and is covered by a crusty untouched patina . It has a good strong mainspring and holds and releases properly on both half and full cock. The middle band is missing and has been since it's period of use as the wood ridge is now worn smooth. The right buttstock shows evidence of  darkening from being to close to a campfire.  Overall the musket exhibits a nice even patina.  Over 16,000 regular French troops served on American soil during the Revolutionary War ( mostly at Savannah , Newport and Yorktown ).

Price: $3,500.00