November 01, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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British Flintlock Blunderbuss By Sandwell

1.25" bore diameter at muzzle, 15.375" round-to-octagonal-to-round barrel with three sets of baluster-turned rings, one at the first transition one at the second and a third at the muzzle flare. The barrel is marked Sandwell Minories London. The barrel is also marked with two British proof marks and a maker's mark of a crown over SS. The flat lock with flat gooseneck cock and rounded iron pan is also marked Sandwell, and has a sliding safety to the rear of the hammer. The blunderbuss is adorned with brass furniture that includes a shell form thumb rest, an engraved sideplate, a cupped buttplate with an engraved toe, and trigger guard with floral engravings and an acorn form finial. Walnut stock with brass cap ramrod. 

Condition:

The brass has an even mustard patina throughout. The stock has some nicks and dings, along with an old pin repair to the underside of the butt. There is a small crack extending from the rear of the breach towards the sideplate screw. The bore and mechanics are very good.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,105
11/01/2016

 

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