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Flintlock Rifle c. 1775 - 1803

Maple, steel, brass, silver | 154.0 x 16.0 cm (length) | RCIN 61069

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  • With a curly maple stock, octagonal steel barrel and brass mounts with engraved patch box, the lock engraved D Egg. Inlaid on the butt plate with a 13 point silver star engraved with inscription UNITED STATES WE ARE ONE and a silver escutcheon plate engraved JT for Colonel John Thomas, American riflemen.

    Provenance

    Belonged to Colonel John Thomas, commander of the Spartan regiment of militia in South Carolina. His son Captain Robert Thomas had the rifle at the Battle of Mudlick Creek. It was subsequently refurbished in London by the gunsmith Durs Egg and presented to George IV by Major George Hanger.

  • Medium and techniques

    Maple, steel, brass, silver

    Measurements

    154.0 x 16.0 cm (length)

  • Category
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Laking AA : Laking, G.F., 1904. The Armoury of Windsor Castle, London

    Royal Sporting Guns at Windsor. HMSO London 1968

  • Place of Production

    United States of America