May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Snap Bayonet Flintlock Blunderbuss by Rea

1.25" flared muzzle, 13.75" barrel, no S/N. Brass barrel and furniture, case hardened lock, walnut stock, bright steel bayonet. Flat beveled stepped lock is lightly engraved with sliding safety at rear and marked REA. Lock in original flint with rounded fenced and bridled pan and flat beveled swan neck cock light engraved with foliate patterns matching those on the lock behind the hammer. Top of barrel marked - REA - 91 - MINORIES - LONDON. Breech with London commercial proofs. Engraved shield-shaped wrist escutcheon, buttplate engraved with panoplies of arms, engraved trigger with pineapple finial. 7.5" triangular-bladed snap bayonet mounted on top of barrel. Includes a horn-tipped wood ramrod with iron wiper at end. Stock with checkered wrist.


Very good. Brass with a dull golden patina. Markings remain clear, mechanically functional, moderately oxidized bore. Stock with a 3" repaired crack running diagonally through the front lock screw. Wood with added finish showing scattered bumps, dings and mars. Bayonet fully functional.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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