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G. Fisher Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol

Bore diameter: 1.35 inches; barrel length: 7.5 inches. A rare and most desirable late 17th-century brass barrel English flintlock blunderbuss pistol by Fisher (George Fisher, London 1678-1695). The late 17th-century English flintlock blunderbuss pistols are among the most desirable English pistols because they are extremely attractive and very rare. This example by George Fisher is a classic of its type. Lock is banana-shaped with strawberry leaf engraving and has Fisher signature. The wide bell mouth barrel is octagonal at breech and large bell at muzzle and is beautifully engraved with flowers at breech and leaves at muzzle. The open work serpentine brass side plate is extremely attractive. Spurred brass butt cap is engraved en suite with the barrel. Brass triggerguard is original and engraved. Contains a full walnut stock with molding at barrel tang. Thumb piece features an amusing portrait of an Englishman in a hat. A rare and most attractive pistol.

Condition:

The banana-shaped lock with strawberry leaf engraving is slightly pitted with the Fisher signature obscured, but legible under magnification. The frizzen appears to be original. The swan-neck cock is a period replacement. The frizzen spring is a later replacement. Brass triggerguard has one screw replaced. Turned ramrod pipe is original. The walnut stock with molding at barrel tang is in relatively good condition, aside from an old period splice measuring approx. 6" on right side of stock. Ramrod is replaced.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,173
09/12/2018

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