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Lot 343: Engraved Tatham & Egg 5-Bore Percussion Smoothbore Ball Gun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Lot 343: Engraved Tatham & Egg 5-Bore Percussion Smoothbore Ball Gun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Engraved Tatham & Egg 5-Bore Percussion Smoothbore Ball Gun

Manufacturer: English
Model: Single Shot
Type: Musket
Gauge: 1.1 inch
Barrel: 31 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1408
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 284
Class: Antique
Description:

"Tatham & Egg" signed lock with scroll and border engraving, blade and three-leaf sights, cat head engraved on the breech, some martial and floral engraving on the tangs, and silver wrist and wedge escutcheons, checkered wrist, and cheekpiece on the walnut half-stock.

Rating Definition:

Good with mostly gray patina throughout, twist patterns visible along the barrel, replaced rear sights, one detached ramrod pipe, repaired hammer with some case colors, aged patina on the silver, 75% plus reblued finish on the ramrod entry pipe and trigger guard along with moderate oxidation/pitting, replaced horn forend cap, some repairs in the stock, dent in the right side of the wrist, and minor scratches and dings. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection.



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