Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3233: Fisher English Flintlock Blunderbuss

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Engraved and Relief Carved Fisher English Flintlock Blunderbuss

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Engraved and Relief Carved Fisher English Flintlock Blunderbuss

Manufacturer: Fisher
Model: Blunderbuss
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 10
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 222
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 167
Class: Antique

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.

Rating Definition:

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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