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British Take Down Flintlock Fusil with Two-piece Stock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
165
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

British Take Down Flintlock Fusil with Two-piece Stock, c. early 19th century, walnut two-piece stock with checkered wrist, brass buttplate with panoply of arms engraved on the tang, brass ramrod pipes and triggerguard, round browned-barrel with proofmarks at breech, steel lock marked L. JONES with external safety, barrel lg. 36, overall lg. 52 1/2 in.

Note: The wooden forestock was replicated and replaced by Robert Fisch, and shot at the 1976 muzzle loading world championship in Versailles, France.

Provenance: From the collection of Gerald Stowe, former curator of arms and armor at the West Point museum.
Estimate $1,500-1,800

Some light dings and nicks in stock, forestock has been very neatly replaced, some light patina on steel and brass parts.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

steel lock, Versailles, France, Robert Fisch, world championship, curator, West Point museum, Gerald Stowe