Lot #393
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Lot 394: Barnett Marked Percussion Swivel Gun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 3, 2019

Lot 394: Barnett Marked Percussion Swivel Gun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 3, 2019

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Barnett Percussion Swivel Gun

Manufacturer: English
Model: Blunderbuss
Type: Musket
Gauge: 1 inch
Barrel: 21 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2194
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 192
Class: Antique
Description:

Some of these guns have been dated to the late 1840s-1860s and are believed to have been mounted to Royal Navy ships. The Barnett family were major suppliers to the British government as well as the Confederacy and fur trade. The barrel has a roughly 1 inch bore that flares to 2 3/8 inches at the muzzle and a single "crown/cross scepter" proof, and the lock is marked "BARNETT/LONDON" at the center. An iron swivel mount is fitted through the forend, and the stock has "BARNETT/GUNMAKERS/LONDON" in an oval on the right side of the buttstock and "JW" (first letter unsure) on the tail of the left flat.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall with period refurbished dark brown over some patches of pitting along the barrel, mottled case colors visible on the lock, rough textured swivel, aged patina on the brass, distinct lock and stock markings, mild scrapes and dings. Mechanically excellent.



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