This blunderbuss from c. 1770 has a brass barrel is marked with early Birmingham private proofs and an "crown/FG" maker's mark at the breech. The bore is estimated and flares out to around 1 5/8 inches at the muzzle. The flat lock is signed "Fisher" and has a non-bridled pan. The brass furniture is lightly engraved, including a shell trigger plate finial, and the side plate is a nice pierced design. The stock has raised shell carving around the barrel tang and broad diamond checkering with dot accents on the wrist.
Fine with attractively aged patina on the barrel, dark patina on the lock along with mild pitting, and general mild overall wear. The period refinished stock is also fine and has spliced repairs visible at the forend tip and breech, distinct checkering, and mild scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.
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