May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun By Michel Beleur

.58 caliber (20 gauge), 33.25" octagonal-to-round barrels, no S/N. Bright finish, straight gripped-stock with raised cheek rest, checkered wrist and forend. Locks engraved Michel on the reverse and possibly Berleui (?) on the obverse. Flat beveled locks with pronounced teat at the rear, fenced and bridled steel pans, swan neck cocks engrave with feather motifs. Engraved furniture with elaborate urn finial on front of the trigger guard and a doe on the bottom of the guard itself. Sling swivels in toe of stock and at entry pipe. Horn-tipped wood ramrod secured by two thimbles and an entry pipe. Includes an old, broken leather sling.

Condition:

Good. Metal cleaned with a dull pewter patina and scattered surface oxidation with age discoloration. Lock markings somewhat weak, engraving mostly clear and crisp. Mechanically functional locks, bores good with moderate oxidation and some pitting, mostly near the muzzles. Stock sanded, leaving the checkering weak with added finish on the wood.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,320
05/06/2020

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