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Lot 266: Flintlock Blunderbuss with Prussian Potsdam Arsenal Lock

Brass Barreled Large Flintlock Blunderbuss with Prussian Potsdam Arsenal Lock

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 266: Flintlock Blunderbuss with Prussian Potsdam Arsenal Lock

Brass Barreled Large Flintlock Blunderbuss with Prussian Potsdam Arsenal Lock

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

Brass Barreled Large Flintlock Blunderbuss with Prussian Potsdam Arsenal Lock

Manufacturer: Prussian
Model: Flintlock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 1 1/2 inch
Barrel: 20 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 610
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 209
Class: Antique
Description:

The lock plate is marked "POTSDAMMAGAZ" and "D S E" indicating that it was manufactured under the direction of the firm David Splitgerber Erben under the leadership of Splitgerber's son-in-laws at the Potsdam Arsenal in 1775-1795. The inside of the lock has a "VB" mark. The stepped up, reinforced brass barrel has a smaller diameter chamber in the breech that appears to be about 8 bore and then a 1 1/2 inch diameter at the crowned muzzle. The sideplate is an attractive pierced scrolling pattern. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Good with attractive aged patina on the brass, dark gray patina and moderate pitting on the lock, and mild overall wear. The breech plug is only hand tight. The refinished stock is also good with some dings and scratches throughout, small chip at the tang, and chips at the toe. Mechanically fine.



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