Early 17th Century Reproduction Matchlock Display Musket
New Made Item: Only One Available. Submitted to us over twenty five years ago as a replica display musket this would appear to be a "Jamestown" or "English Civil War style matchlock musket circa 1600-1645.
We had requested this sample to coincide with the 350th Anniversary of the beheading of King Charles I in 1649 which everyone felt brought the British Monarchy to a close. Wrong! In 1660 the people were so fed up with the Government that King Charles II was asked to return to his rightful throne which Queen Elizabeth II still sits on today.
This is the wide butted version of the matchlock musket of the day and was often supported on a "shepherd's crook" type mount when firing. It is extremely well made. The touch hole is not drilled all the way through to the barrel as this example was only a manufacturer's sample awaiting final approval. The project was never taken any further but we still have this single unit. Shows some wear from storage but in overall good condition and ready to display. Offered only as a decorative item, with no intent for any other use.
Approximately 5 feet long.
This product is available for international shipping.
- This item is completely legal within the USA. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America. Every display machinegun and machine gun parts set and gun sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF).
Muzzle of barrel has red plug as required by US LAW. Not available for export or in some US locations. This is a replica display gun that can never be engineered to fire a live round therefore no license of any kind is required to purchase this item.
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