Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 45: Unknown Blunderbus Pistol 1 3/4 Inch

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Fine Gold Accented Flintlock Damascus Barrel Blunderbuss with Extensively Wired Inlaid Stock

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Fine Gold Accented Flintlock Damascus Barrel Blunderbuss with Extensively Wired Inlaid Stock

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Blunderbus
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 1 3/4 Inch
Barrel: 8 1/4 inch part octagon
Finish:
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1443
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 26
Class: Antique
Description:

Flared Damascus barrel, with gold accents at the muzzle and breech, raised panels on top, and a proof stamp at the rear. The lock plate is marked with a crown over "PIo", and fitted with a sliding safety and metal wrapped flint. Skip-line checkered stock, with extensive wire vine inlay, alternation between gold vines with silver leaves and vice-versa, as well as dotted wavy line borders, dots on the pistol grip, a sling ring bar and a smooth buttplate with floral carving on the heel. Produced for the Mediterranean Trade for a person of higher social stature or class.

Rating Definition:

Good, showing a strong Damascus pattern on the barrel, with brown finish in the protected areas. The stock shows some lost and partially extracted inlays, but is otherwise good. Mechanically very good.



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