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18th Century "Officer and a Gentleman" Fusil Musket for Sale

 American Revolution  -  War of 1812  -  Fur Trade

Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket 1776

Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket butt and lock 18th century18th century Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket lock18th century Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket deail18th century Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket butt engraving


Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket: 549.00 679.00 (MTS-052)


)fficer were gentlemen.  That was their social status.  Having a "fusil" or smaller and lighter calibre musket was both more comfortable and was an excellent muzzleloader for hunting or target shooting.  A number of London gun makers catered to this market including Thomas Ketland.  Ketland started making flintlocks in 1760 and his business grew.  By the 1790s Ketland expended in order to take advantage of the export market.  No only did British and American officers and civilian gentlemen demand his guns but also the North America's Native chiefs.   The following is a portrait of a British officer at the time of the American Revolution with a similar fusil.

Officer in the 21st North British Fusiliers around 1776
Officer in the 21st North British Fusiliers around 1776. So a Fusilier with a fusil.

Gentlemen hunter resting after a day of fowling, 1783.
Gentlemen hunter resting after a day of fowling, 1783.

 

Specifications

This smooth-bore flintlock muzzleloader has a 36-inch tapered barrel with a .62 calibre bore.   The overall length is 52 1/2 inches.  The barrel has engraved on it "LONDON" like most pieces manufactured by Kentland gunmakers in the 18th century.   

As the photographs attest, this replica is quite well assembled with a case hardened frizzen (hammer) producing good sparks. The seamless tempered barrels are made of polished high-carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40- auto industry foundry) and the breeches are tight. We use a industrial case-hardening factory process that makes sparking both more reliable and longer lasting. Presently no other musket provider uses this technique.

As with all our other flintlocks, the vent is not drilled (read details below) so we can ship easily to your door throughout North America and to Europe and the UK. Aside from that they are exactly like the originals. A fine addition to any collection.

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Officer and a Gentleman Fusil Musket: 549.00 679.00 (MTS-052)

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If upon receiving your musket you are not completely happy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. All we ask is you cover the shipping costs. It has to be returned in two weeks of receipt and be in its original state (unaltered and unmodified).

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We sell historically accurate muskets and pistols in a non-firing state. This allows us to comply with various local, state, national and international firearms regulations, along with shipping company policy restrictions.     Please read our Conditions of Use and Legal Disclaimer.  The customer is expected to be aware of the laws of their locality that govern products of this nature.

 

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