Ending 2nd Aug, 2022 16:00

Timed Auction - Militaria

  Lot 32

A 19th century East India Company musket

A mid-19th century percussion musket for the East India Company, with a 39" sighted barrel, the lock stamped with a lion rampant holding a crown, barrel numbered '1500' and further markings to the stock, with brown leather sling, overall length 139cm

Purchased in 1970, Sam Cawood, Mill St, Shrewsbury. By repute, it came following a clear-out of items from Chirk Castle (the Myddelton family being one of the first investors in the East India Company in 1599).

Section 58(2), obsolete calibre and can be owned without a licence.

Sold for £360


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