May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Brass Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet by Wathen

1.3" flared muzzle with baluster turned rings, two-stage 13.125" pinned round barrel with rings at breech, no S/N. Brass barrel and furniture, walnut stock, steel bayonet. 5.875" slightly rounded lock with pointed tail engraved Wathen under the pan. Lock with integral fenced and bridled iron and flat beveled swan neck cock with sliding safety at rear. Breech with Tower private proofs. Barrel mounted with 10.125" spring loaded bayonet on top. Flat 3-screw side plate and buttplate with simple engraving, triggerguard bow with minimal decoration and a rudimentary urn final. Includes an old brass tipped wood ramrod that is missing the sleeved jag at the end. William Wathen worked in London ca 1788-1800 (Blackmore)


Very good. Brass with a medium bronze patina, lock moderately oxidized, with a rich brown patina and some moderate pinpricking. Mechanically functional lock and bayonet, moderately oxidized bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. Bayonet moderately oxidized with some light pitting and roughness.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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