|flintlock New England militia musket marked J.Tarrat - $1450.00|
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J. Tarrat, as marked on lock, flintlock New England militia musket. 40" barrel of about .71 caliber bore. Barrel deeply marked with US, V, P, and eagle proofs. Metal parts have light brass and deeply patinated smooth brown iron parts with minimal pitting in the touch hole area. Stock may have been lightly cleaned, beautifully checkered wrist with floral punch decorations. Wood is very good, may have been lightly cleaned, shows a few minor edge cracks and chips in the forearm edges and a small crack by each lock screw. Overall, presents very nicely and is in better condition than average. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.