Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3231: Engraved British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Fine Engraved British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss Engraved with Owner’s Name

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

Fine Engraved British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss Engraved with Owner’s Name

Manufacturer: British
Model: Blunderbuss
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 15 1/4 inch round
Finish: brass/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: relief carved walnut
Item Views: 248
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa 1800. The round brass barrel is of two stages flaring at the muzzle and divided by turned moldings. The breech section is signed “R. JOY”, almost certainly the name of the original owner, and struck with private Tower proof marks. It has a scroll engraved iron tang and border and a scroll engraved rounded lock. The walnut stock fitted has a raised apron with shell relief carved around the barrel tang and engraved brass furniture including a trigger guard with acorn finial and a solid sideplate. The wooden ramrod has a horn tip.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The brass parts have clear engraving throughout, mellow aged patina, and minor dings and scratches. The lock has a dark grey patina and crisp engraving. The stock is also fine and has scattered age related storage and handling marks and bruises throughout and a faint crack on the left side of the forend. Later ramrod. Mechanically excellent.



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