Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3235: Philip Bond Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Fine Philip Bond Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Fine Philip Bond Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss with Snap Bayonet

Manufacturer: English
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 24
Barrel: 14 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 271
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 167
Class: Antique
Description:

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.

Rating Definition:

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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