Repro long land bess?

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Hi,
There is a lot odd about this one. The trigger guard has a skinny boss for the swivel and no tick marks on the hazel nut finial. The side plate side panel is shaped the way many civilian fowlers were done without any step behind the forward nose of the panel. The lock obviously does not fit the mortise begging the question, what was the shape and size of the original lock plate. It is either a repro, a fake, or maybe some sort of period commercial musket.

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Hi,
There is a lot odd about this one. The trigger guard has a skinny boss for the swivel and no tick marks on the hazel nut finial. The side plate side panel is shaped the way many civilian fowlers were done without any step behind the forward nose of the panel. The lock obviously does not fit the mortise begging the question, what was the shape and size of the original lock plate. It is either a repro, a fake, or maybe some sort of period commercial musket.

dave
Yea, I see what you’re talking about on the trigger guard with the small tick marks. This is certainly a repro Bering sold off as an refurbished original. This is the second one I’ve seen passed off in auction as an original, one on Gunbroker a few weeks ago sold for nearly 4k as an original but was clearly a rifle shoppe musket.
 
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