Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3552: French Double Barrel Flintlock Fowling Piece

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Relief Carved and Silver Accented French Double Barrel Flintlock Fowling Piece

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Relief Carved and Silver Accented French Double Barrel Flintlock Fowling Piece

Manufacturer: French
Model: Double Barrel Flintlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 39 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/bright/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 338
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 267
Class: Antique
Description:

A classic 19th century French double with the only visible markings being "A PARIS" on the lock plates below the frizzen springs, a blade front sight, large dished rear sight on the standing breech, silver wrist escutcheon, iron other furniture, and raised relief floral carved stock. By withdrawing the "tube" from the ramrod entry pipe, you can remove the barrels The undersides have "BARCELONNA" and "TORDU" markings along with a French proof. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine with 85% plus period refinished brown and light twist patterns along the barrels, mostly silver gray patina on the locks, attractive aged patina on the silver, around 50% of the refinished fire blue on the remaining furniture, and mild overall wear. The stock is fine and has crisp relief carving, light scratches and dings, and a glossy coat of refreshed finish. Mechanically fine.



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