Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 46: Grice Marked Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Grice Marked Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Blunderbus
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 1 1/4 inch
Barrel: 14 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1541
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 26
Class: Antique

The lock plate is script marked "Grice". The top barrel flat is script marked "London" and the upper left barrel flat is stamped with two British proofs. The barrel, trigger guard, ramrod pipes and buttplate are brass. The trigger guard has an acorn finial. Mounted on a smooth straight grip stock with a flat buttplate and a brass initial oval behind the barrel tang. The blunderbuss has a brass tipped wooden ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The brass has an even aged patina with a darker patina in the protected areas. The action has a mottled gray patina with some minor flash pitting. The stock is very good with a crack on the left flat and a number of minor handling marks. Mechanically good.

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