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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bunker Hill musket, $492,000, Morphy’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bunker Hill musket, $492,000, Morphy’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A .79 caliber Dutch flintlock musket belonging to Private John Simpson of Deerfield, N.H., used to fire the first shot at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, sold for $492,000 at an auction held October 23rd by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Colt […]