An Unusual Indian 15-Bore Flintlock Gun, And An Indian 15-Bore Matchlock Gun
Lot 112*Y
An Unusual Indian 15-Bore Flintlock Gun, And An Indian 15-Bore Matchlock Gun
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,062) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Unusual Indian 15-Bore Flintlock Gun, And An Indian 15-Bore Matchlock Gun
Both 18th Century
The first with two-stage sighted barrel elaborately pattern welded with bands of swirls over its entire length and with two bands of 'flower-heads' at the breech, slightly flared fluted muzzle, and retained by two barrel bands, standing back-sight, flat lock with border engraved recessed border and pierced with a waterfowl at the front, cock en suite, hardwood full stock (fore-end split) with grooved panel behind the barrel, side-plate and trigger-plate en suite with the lock, trigger-guard with long tapering tang secured by a screw, cobra-shaped trigger, sling loops, and original iron ramrod; the second with two-stage sighted barrel slightly flared at the muzzle, chased with a line of flower-beads along the top, damascened with silver foliage (worn) at the breech and retained by eight brass and iron barrel bands, standing back-sight, pan with pivoting cover, hardwood three-quarter stock with curved fish-tail butt, the latter sparsely inlaid with ivory panels incised with concentric circles each centred on a dot, butt-plate en suite, sling loop, and iron ramrod (2)
93 cm. and 103 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • For a similar gun to the first, 'The barrel and steel side plates are unique and a remarkable tour de force of the gun maker's art in that they display every possible Indian pattern weld design', see Robert Elgood, Firearms Of The Islamic World..., 1995, pp. 147-148, figs. 94 and 94 a-c
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