Guns 1760-Dated British Navy Sea Service Flintlock Ship's Musket French & Indian War to Revolutionary War Use 1760-Dated French & Indian War to Revolutionary War Period Use, British Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock Ship's Musket, by maker-marked "Edge," Very Fine. This rare French and Indian War to Revolutionary War Period Use British Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock Ship's Musket was made by a contractor to the Tower of London, maker-marked "EDGE". This Musket has a 32.5", .75 caliber smooth-bore round barrel with thick dark natural age patina and is struck with early Tower PROOFS on the top of the breech. The early British 1718 Pattern Flat Sea Service lock is maker-marked, "EDGE" over the stamped date "1760" with a Royal "CROWN" over "GR". The Standard Sea Service Pattern brass furniture retains a lovely yellow-brass color patina. This Long Gun is in its original Flintlock configuration with an older contemporary period replacement wood ramrod. The cock and frizzen are professionally made replacements (the originals were often broken in half, possibly having been broken off when surrendered). Many of these early Sea Service Muskets started out with 46" barrels and over time reduced in length because of how cumbersome they were when being used on the Royal Navy ships. Its classic form stock is lacking a sliver from the upper left edge of the fore-end at the muzzle, otherwise it is solid. Some expected scratches and dings from years of actual service and handling, measuring 48.5" in overall length. This rare British Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock Ship's Musket remains in good mechanical working order.
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