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British Brass-barreled Blunderbuss

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

British Brass-barreled Blunderbuss, c. late 17th/early 18th century, walnut stock with brass fittings, lock has small dog catch and foliate designs, a brass octagonal to round barrel with proofs on the left side of the breech, and a brass side plate in foliate form, barrel lg. 13 1/2, overall lg. 28 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.

Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "Colonial Firearms Displayed at the Princeton Battlefield," The Gun Report (May 1994).

Exhibitions: The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Some dings and nicks in the stock and a few small repaired splits near the muzzle, and the lock functions but sticks a bit at full cock.


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

Blunderbuss, Breechblock, Cartridge, Firearm, Firearm actions, Military history, Military technology, Muskets, Security