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Lot 3232: British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss with Bayonet

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Engraved British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet

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

Engraved British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet

Manufacturer: British
Model: Blunderbuss
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 14 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 263
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Antique

This c. 1820 Birmingham-made blunderbuss has a round three-stage brass barrel with full-length iron spring bayonet above, “LONDON” marked on top, and post-1813 Birmingham proofs at the left of the breech. The iron barrel tang is fitted with the sliding bayonet release catch, and the flat beveled lock is signed “TWIGG” and has an engraved stepped tail, sliding safety, and frizzen spring roller. There is some light floral and border engraving on the barrel and brass furniture, and a Britannia shield is engraved on the buttplate tang. The bore is estimated.

Rating Definition:

Very good with mellow aged patina and mild marks and scratches on the brass barrel and furniture, gray/brown patina on the lock and bayonet along with some light pitting, general mild overall wear, slight crack at the nose of the lock, and mild dings and scratches on the re-oiled stock. Mechanically excellent.

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