A Flintlock Blunderbuss
Lot 447
A Flintlock Blunderbuss
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,519) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Flintlock Blunderbuss
By H.W. Mortimer, London, Early 19th Century
With rebrowned twist barrel (some light surface pitting) flared at the muzzle and signed along the breech at the sighting flat, an engraved starburst beyond, platinum-lined touch-hole, border engraved tang decorated with a martial trophy and foliage, signed border engraved flat bevelled lock (cock replaced by Peter Dyson Ltd. on 6th Sept. 1985 and stamped with their mark) decorated with a starburst behind the semi-rainproof pan and with a small martial trophy and foliage at the stepped tail, engraved safety-catch, and roller, figured full stock (fore-end with small repair on one side at the muzzle) with chequered grip, border engraved brass trigger-guard and butt-plate each decorated with a martial trophy, the former with large acorn finial, turned brass ramrod-pipes, and later horn-tipped ramrod with an original iron worm, London proof marks
38.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • See H. Lee Munson, The Mortimer Gunmakers 1753-1923, 1992, pp. 189-204

    For a similar example formerly in the Dr. Robert Rabett Collection and sold in these Rooms see Fine Arms & Armour ..., 30 November 2011, lot 493

    Harvey Walklate Mortimer (1753-1819) was appointed Gunmaker to George III in 1783. He was at 89 Fleet Street between 1782 and 1799 and was Contractor to the East India Company from 1796 until 1806. He retired in 1811 and died in 1819
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