Early King William Musket

circa 1680-1700

in .75 caliber

This gun is one of those I don't get in often and they generally don't last long before they are sold. These very early guns are excellent choices for a F&I period militia impression as so many farmers back then were still using granddad's old musket. Also a great piece for an early Scottish impression. This gun would have been very typical during the Jacobite rebellions occurring in the late 17th and early 18th century. Especially in the Battle of Boyne in July 1690 when King William III's army defeated the army of James II who was trying to restore the Stewart line to the throne.

 

This musket has a Colerain 46" long oct-round barrel in .75 caliber. It has a touch hole liner installed. The bore was a little rough when I got it so I honed it out about .005" to a nice smooth finish inside. There are still some dark spots in the bore but no real pitting. The lock is from The Rifle Shoppe. The wood is walnut with a nice aged appearance with flaking varnish and a few handling dings that occurred naturally. It has a mix of steel and brass hardware as was typical for this period, all of which have been aged. The buttplate is 2" wide and is attached with period style nails.

 

This gun sounds like it would be cumbersome and heavy but it actually balances and points well.

 

 

This gun is used but in very good condition inside and out.

 

Weight is 7 lbs 14 ozs.  Pull is 13".

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