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Lot 1312: Half-Stock Smoothbore Flintlock Sporting Gun

Ornate Silver Inlaid, Gilt, Relief Chiseled, and Relief Carved Half-Stock Smoothbore Flintlock Sporting Gun

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1312: Half-Stock Smoothbore Flintlock Sporting Gun

Ornate Silver Inlaid, Gilt, Relief Chiseled, and Relief Carved Half-Stock Smoothbore Flintlock Sporting Gun

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Ornate Silver Inlaid, Gilt, Relief Chiseled, and Relief Carved Half-Stock Smoothbore Flintlock Sporting Gun

Manufacturer: European
Model: Flintlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 39 inch part octagon
Finish: brown/silver/bright/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 343
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Antique
Description:

The smoothbore, Damascus, two-stage barrel has a silver blade front sight with a flush inlaid "spider" base, series of bands at the transition point, silver wire inlays on top, silver inset marker's marks at the breech, and a bright steel tang with "2" marking and some scroll engraving. The marker's mark is somewhat obscured but appears to read "crown/ROCH/US/SVHO/BER" followed by a separate horse emblem. The lock has relief engraved martial trophies, masks, scrollwork, and a wooded scene of a man with his horse. The furniture is gilt brass and features mainly a variety of scroll and hunting themed designs, including hunters and dogs on the buttplate and toeplate. The wrist escutcheon has a coronet and a profile portrait of a lady. The heel tang includes a female figure playing a lute and a dog. The stock has intricate interlaced scroll carving, nice molding, and attractive finish. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally restored with 85% plus of the brown finish remaining on the barrel along with distinct twist patterns and the vast majority of the inlay, silver-gray patina and crisp engraving on the lock, some minor pitting, light aged patina on most of the furniture, crisp designs, and mild overall wear. The refinished stock is also very fine and has some filled insect holes, some repairs and cracks, distinct carving, minor scratches and dings, and attractive figure. Mechanically excellent.



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