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This scarce circa 1770's officer's fusil features an unmarked round steel barrel. The flat lockplate is marked with traces of "St. Etienne" markings and has a rounded tail and reinforced cock. All the furniture is brass and in the French style; has iron rear sling swivel. The walnut stock is of familiar French form with a French comb and is full length. The barrel and lock were cleaned at some time and now retain a grey patina with scattered spotting and freckling along with some corrosion around touch hole and on lockplate. The lock is original flint and functions well. Brass is unpolished and appears to have had a gilt wash. Triggerguard is broken at rear tang, but both pieces are present. Middle band, band spring, and ramrod are absent. Although the stock is broken at the wrist as well as through the comb, all of the wood, minus a small sliver below the lock, are present. French fusils from this period are very rare and this project would be worth the time, only requiring some gluing and minor fitting.
Barrel Length: 36 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore
FFL Status: Antique
Manufacturer: St. Etienne
Model: Flintlock Officers Fusil
Paperwork: No
Serial Number: NSNCondition:Dimensions:

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(A) French Flintlock Officer's Fusil.

Estimate $800 - $1,200Sep 26, 2018