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Lot 1325: G. Banchi "Wolf Killer" Flintlock Blunderbuss

G. Banchi "Wolf Killer" Flintlock Blunderbuss with Elliptical Muzzle and Folding Stock

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1325: G. Banchi "Wolf Killer" Flintlock Blunderbuss

G. Banchi "Wolf Killer" Flintlock Blunderbuss with Elliptical Muzzle and Folding Stock

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

G. Banchi "Wolf Killer" Flintlock Blunderbuss with Elliptical Muzzle and Folding Stock

Manufacturer: Italian
Model: Flintlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 22 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 296
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 269
Class: Antique
Description:

These blunderbusses with folding stocks were reportedly nicknamed "wolf killers" in Italy. It has a 1 3/8 inch by 2 inch muzzle, brass and silver floral inlays, engraved tang, "G BANCHI" marked lock, hinged wrist, belt hook on the left, and attractive molding, carving, and silver wire inlays on the stock. Banchi was a gunmaker/lockmaker in the mid-18th century in Florence, Italy. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration with mostly dark brown patina overall, some patches of blue finish, aged patina on the brass and silver, some slivers of inlay absent, some cracks and repairs on the stock, chips by the barrel tang, and moderate overall wear. Mechanically functions but does not hold on full cock.



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