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Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 8372 Price : $950.00
Item : KIT RAVENSHEAR CONTEMPORARY SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET ON HOLD
Description :
This is a contemporary copy of a club stock, snaphaunce musket. This is an English "Crabut" short musket made by the late Kit Ravenshear, a well known maker of early type arms, who passed away in 1998. This style musket dates to about 1600. This is a very short gun, only 48" in length. The round smoothbore barrel is only 32" long. It is .62 caliber, about 20 gauge. The gun is fitted with a sling bar and ring on the left side of the stock. It has a trigger guard hammered from thin sheet iron, typical of Mr. Ravenshear's guns. The snaphaunce lock and barrel have been finished bright. There was a little light surface rust near the muzzle. The trigger guard and sling bar have been left dark as forged. The lock works well, but there is no half cock position. It goes directly to full cock. Also, the trigger is light and the gun does not want to stay cocked if the muzzle is pointed up. The trigger return spring, if there is one, needs adjustment. The smooth bore is excellent. The stock is a very lightweight wood that has been painted "Spanish Brown". It feels almost toy like. There is no butt plate or entry thimble for the ramrod. There is one sheet iron ramrod pipe. This is an interesting contemporary copy of a very early musket. Kit Ravenshear's work seldom comes to market. Stock no. 77D

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