SOLD FOR: $1850
Make: Jim Chambers Flintlocks, Ltd, Modern Reproduction
Model: New England Colonial Fowler/Militia Musket
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1970-2021, ATF Antique
Caliber/Gauge: .75 Caliber, 11 Gauge
Action Type: Flint-Lock Muzzle-Loaded Musket
Markings: There is a medallion at the top of the wrist with decorative markings.
Barrel Length: 46”, Octagon to Round
Weight: 7 Pounds & 5.5 Ounces
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed by the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is one-piece wood featuring two brass ferrules, a brass cap where the included ramrod is inserted into the forend, a lock-plate, a straight wrist, a straight comb and a brass butt-plate. The stock has light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is some light wear around the brass medallion at the top of the wrist and brass side-tang on the left side of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 14” from the trigger to the rear end of the butt-plate. The drops are approximately 1 3/4” at the comb and 2 3/4” at the heel. The butt-plate has a patch of scratches near the heel and one by the toe in addition to some scattered discoloration. Overall, the stock is in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Bright Metal
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright with scattered stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: The musket retains about 70% of its metal finish. The brass parts are still mostly bright but they have some scattered light handling marks and some spots of light discoloration. The bright metal parts of the musket have no metal finish and are coated in scattered light patches of surface oxidation, handling marks, nicks and scuffs. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are unmarred and serviceable. Overall, the musket is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this musket. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: There is a spare ramrod included with the musket. The additional ramrod does not fit into the forend, it is too wide for the ferrules.
Our Assessment: This is a modern replica of an 18th century New England Colonial Fowler/Militia Musket musket by Jim Chambers Flintlocks, Ltd. Per the manufacturer’s website, the musket is based on a style manufactured in New England and primarily used for hunting, although similar muskets were used during the American Revolution by irregular Patriot and Loyalist militias. Whether you wish to use this old musket for hunting or historical reenactment, it should prove a lot of fun. Good luck on your bid!