.65 caliber, 28.25" wedge-retained round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, smooth walnut stock. 5" flat, stepped lock with integral rounded iron bridled and fenced waterproof pan with roller frizzen. Flat beveled swan-necked cock. Unmarked with the exception of post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks on the barrel. Brass furniture includes buttplate, flat side plate, triggerguard, two flared ramrod thimbles and an entry pipe. A stud for mounting a socket bayonet is located on the top of the barrel, 1.625" from the muzzle. Includes a matching socket bayonet that fits perfectly, with a 13.5" triangular blade, 3.25" socket with reinforced collar at rear and a simple two-motion "Z"-shaped mortise. Includes an incorrect, modern steel ramrod. This diminutive gun measures 43.25" in overall length and appears to be a lightened commercial variant of a Sergeant's of the Line type carbine, possibly for use by cadets at a military school. A lovely little flintlock "muskegon" in a very high state of preservation with a wonderful matching bayonet.
Fine. Retains most of what appears to be a period browned finish on the barrel with crisp proof marks. Lock remains fully functional, bore is very dirty and would likely clean to fine. Brass with a lightly cleaned golden patina. Stock very crisp with some scattered light handling marks. Bayonet rates fine as well.