|C1820-30 New England militia musket by N. French, Canton, Massachusetts - $650.00 |
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Scarce maker marked C1820-30 New England militia musket by N. French, Canton, Massachusetts, as marked on sideplate. W. Bellamy marked percussion conversion lock. 39" round barrel. Metal parts have a dark patina overall with some minor pitting. Nicely made stock with checkering in wrist shows only light wear overall, with well defined edges and fairly open grain. Has a small crack in front of the lock, and a chip on the left side of the top of the butt. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.