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John Hills Flintlock Fowler

Auction:
3305M
Lot:
197
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
Sale #3305M - 3305M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 04, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

John Hills Flintlock Fowler, c. 1790, bore .58, figured maple stock, brass fittings, buttplate tang engraved "BY, I, HILLS, CHARLOTTE," side plate engraved "JONATHAN PATTERSON," with a silver wrist plate dated "1777," lock plate engraved with foliate designs and "I. HILLS," tapered round barrel with a flat sight plane and a fixed iron rear sight and brass front, with a wooden ramrod, barrel lg. 52, overall lg. 68 in.

Note: Illustrated and described in Tom Grinslade, Flintlock Fowlers, The First Guns Made in America, American Fowling Pieces, 1700-1820, (Texarcana: Scurlock, 2005), p. 77, fig. NE 42.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

In overall very good condition, original flint, lock functions, and about a foot of the front forestock near the muzzle has been replaced.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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John Hills Flintlock Fowler, JONATHAN PATTERSON, Tom Grinslade, CHARLOTTE