Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1056: Flintlock Fowling Piece with Hunting Pouch

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Flintlock Fowling Piece with Hunting Pouch, Powder Horn, and Other Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Flintlock Fowling Piece with Hunting Pouch, Powder Horn, and Other Accessories

Manufacturer: American
Model: Flintlock Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 44 1/4 inch round
Finish: brown
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 526
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 54
Class: Antique

This smoothbore hunting gun was likely manufactured in New England in the early 19th century. The smoothbore barrel has a small blade front sight, band at the breech, and small notch rear sight on the tang. The lock has no visible markings but has some light engraving. The brass furniture is rather English in style. The full-length stock appears to be cherry and is rather plain but nicely shaped. It some with a later hide-on double pocket hunting pouch with attached powder horn, two small measures made from brass rimfire cartridges, an antler pick, a very well-worn knife, sack of shot, a "32" marked ball mold, iron tweezers, and a small tin box with flint striker and other fire making pieces.

Rating Definition:

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration with dark brown patina, mild oxidation and pitting, dark aged patina on the brass, and general moderate overall wear. The refinished stock is good and has a series of thin cracks concentrated on the butt, a few other cracks elsewhere, mild dings and scratches, and some white flecks. Mechanically fine. The pouch and accessories are all good with moderate to heavy overall wear from age and use, including some holes, tears, chips, and other loss.

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