View Single Post
Old 10-18-2019, 01:06 PM   #1
Sanders
Moderator
 
Sanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 56,130
Default Gun that fired the first shot at the Battle of Bunker Hill up for auction

Hey 4th! Time to get out your checkbook! You know you have to have this one for your collection!

Quote:
The gun that fired the first shot at the Battle of Bunker Hill is heading for sale Morphy Auctions in Denver later this month.

The Revolutionary War musket belonged to John Simpson, a Private in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment who fought during the historic battle in Charlestown, Massachusetts on June 17, 1775.

As the British troops advanced, Simpson fired his weapon prematurely – disobeying the famous order given to American soldiers not to fire “until you see the white of their eyes”.

Having been passed down by Simpson’s descendents for almost 250 years, the historic weapon will now be offered for sale for the first time, and is expected to sell for up to $300,000.
https://news.justcollecting.com/gun-...orphy-auction/
__________________

"The truly dangerous man dresses inconspicuously and is soft- spoken. He walks away from most confrontations. The only time you learn that the truly dangerous man is mad at you is a split second before you die, for he never fights. He only kills. The truly dangerous man knows that fighting is what children do and killing is what men do." - Charley Reese 1986
3
Sanders is online now   Reply With Quote