This is a scarce Swiss Canton Thurgau militia rifled musket Model 1842/59 and bayonet.
The rifle was manufactured by August Francotte of Liege, Belgium as indicated by markings on the lockplate and on the left side of the barrel. The right side of the buttstock displays Francotte’s cartouche with a “Crown over AF”. Three barrel band configuration. Brass barrel bands and trigger guard. Steel buttplate. Cantonal militia markings and crests are stamped on the barrel along with some other markings. There are also several other numbers and proofs stamped on barrel, bands and stock. Interesting rear sight adjustable to 700 paces. The ramrod and the hammer screw are original to the musket.
CONDITION: Good to Excellent. Percussion locks are in working order. Polished steel finish on all the metal parts. Some scattered light patina. Very nice stock with some handling marks. Original finish on the stocks. The bayonets are in very good condition with some light patina throughout.
Very attractive and scarce Swiss rifled musket! Please Note: We use a Stock Photo and you are not guaranteed to receive the musket in the photo
Barrel Length: 36.25″; Overall Length: 51.25″; Weight: 9.40″; Bore: Excellent, shiny; Bayonet Length: 18″
Number pieces in packaging:1
Number pieces in box:1