1795 Militia Musket by Booth
.70 caliber smoothbore, 45.75" round barrel with baluster rings at breech. Lockplate is 7.125" long, beveled lock with beveled hammer, faceted pan and frizzen. Lockplate marked Booth. Early Charleville furniture. Barrel is from an earlier French musket. Early walnut high comb stock with three barrel bands. Bayonet lug was under the barrel and then moved to the top of the barrel. Booth worked in Philadelphia from 1795-1820. He manufactured weapons using up the parts he had and assembled muskets for sale to militia units.
Provenance: A.C. Daum
Barrel is smooth and bright with light traces of brown speckling. Barrel bands have nice light brown patina. Lock has very sharp edges and crisp markings with a light polished look with some light brown speckles of stain. Buttplate and triggerguard have untouched patina. Stock is excellent retaining open-grained look with very sharp line. Overall this is an excellent musket, ca 1795-1810.