Double barrel musket mid 1800's

Sep 21, 2021. 22:48 UTC
Double barrel musket mid 1800's
Ken
United States of America

Category
Antique rifles

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

49 inch 3/4 bore musket with the inscription 'G H Coster on the Right side and the phrase 'in Hanau. along with powder keg and leather shoulder bag.

Provenance

My Aunt Sally living in Minnesota had possession of this gun, she was not sure but her ancestry was German American and the inscription on the gun may be in German. it's been in may family for over 95 years.

Answered within about 1 month
Oct 27, 01:13 UTC
By Bo Stuck

Fair Market Value

$190 - $200 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$100 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry, and I apologize for the delay. This is a double barreled, muzzle loading, percussion shotgun made in Hanau, Germany in the mid 1800s. G. H. Coster was likely an individual gunsmith operating in Hanau who made guns individually for clients. This piece is in distressed condition, with some significant corrosion present on the metal surfaces, and in the flash holes. The stock is in fair shape, with the checkering still present. The barrels appear to be made of damascus steel, but the majority of the finish has worn off. Most of the engraving is still legible. Given the condition of this piece, and completed auctions of similar items, a fair market estimation is 190-200 dollars. Please reach out with any questions.

Bo Stuck

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