Flintlock Massachusetts Militia Musket and Bayonet by Alvan Pratt, c. 1826, walnut stock with the Massachusetts Indian and silver-wire inlay on right side of butt, and an American eagle with silver-wire inlay on the left button checkered wrist, brass ramrod pipes, steel lock marked LONDON/WARRENTED, brass triggerguard engraved Mechanic Phalanx, buttplate marked Daniel H. Ferguson and has the rack number No. 22, barrel marked A. PRATT with an M, L.H., and 1826, barrel lg. 42 1/8, overall lg. 57 5/8 in.
Note: Alvan Pratt was a gunmaker from Concord, Massachusetts, with a shop on the Milldam working from the 1820s to the 1860s. For more information on a similar gun, see The New England Gun by Merrill Lindsay p. 92.
Some wood loss above lock and on left side of stock near the nosecap, light patina on steel and brass parts, and a few loose inlays.
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