This blunderbuss was manufactured by Philip Bond c. 1800-1816 with a brass barrel marked "No 45 CORNHILL LONDON" on top, stamped with Ordnance Proofs on the upper left, an engraved floral border at the breech end, and an 11 1/2 inch folding bayonet mounted on top and released by a sliding catch on the barrel tang. The lock has "P BOND" and light floral engraving, a frizzen spring roller, and sliding safety on the stepped tail. The furniture is brass and includes a pineapple finial on the trigger guard and classical martial trophies and floral engraving. The stock has a checkered wrist and silver wrist escutcheon. The bore is estimated and flares out to about 1 3/8 inches at the muzzle.
Fine with attractive aged patina on the brass, dark aged patina on the silver, mottle gray patina on the lock and bayonet, crisp markings and engraving, sharp checkering, glossy finish on the very fine stock, some minor handling and storage marks, and generally minor age and storage related wear. Mechanically excellent.
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