English Brass Barreled Blunderbuss Flintlock Pistol by Court

.50 caliber, 3.75" brass octagonal-to-round barrel flaring to .75" at the cannon-shaped muzzle. Flint box lock with sliding hammer safety and fenced pan. Frame marked COURT on the reverse and LONDON on the obverse, both in engraved panels. Post-1813 Birmingham commercial proofs under barrel. Engraved iron triggerguard, bag-shaped walnut grip with oval brass escutcheon. John Court worked on Weaman St ca 1820 and later at 97 Dale End. This is probably his work, dating from the second decade of the 19th century.


Very good to fine. Brass cleaned some time ago and starting to tone down. Crisp markings, mechanically functional, good bore, very good grip with bumps and dings and a short diagonal grain crack on the obverse where it meets the frame. Overall a very attractive "blunderbuss" pocket pistol.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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