Wiggin & Co Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet

About 12 bore with a 1" flared muzzle. 11.5" barrel length. NSN. 19th century fullstock flintlock blunderbuss with an 8.5" spring loaded spike bayonet fixed to top of barrel. Item has a brass barrel with iron lockplate and bayonet. Walnut stock has a straight grip with neo-classical relief carving around upper tang, and plain forearm with stock nails and thimbles. Features a swan necked cock that appears to be an older replacement, along with brass triggerguard, buttplate, and egg shaped brass furnishing to top of wrist. Markings include "WIGGIN & CO" to center of lock, as well as "{crown/P}" and "{crown/V}" London proofs to top of barrel. There are also neo-classical floral and scroll engravings to metal furniture. Includes a brass tipped wood ramrod. Item is without flint. 


Fair to good. Bore is slightly dark with brass oxidation residue. Brass and iron finishes have scratching and mottled grey patina overall. Wood stock has scratching and mars scattered overall as well. Action is functional, but cock appears to be an old replacement. 

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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