An Extremely Rare Brass-Barrelled D.B. Flintlock Blunderbuss

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Lot 336*
An Extremely Rare Brass-Barrelled D.B. Flintlock Blunderbuss
Signed Smith, London, Early 19th Century

Sold for £ 20,400 (US$ 27,220) inc. premium
An Extremely Rare Brass-Barrelled D.B. Flintlock Blunderbuss
Signed Smith, London, Early 19th Century
With barrels flared at the muzzles, signed along the rib and fitted with a spring bayonet above, foliate engraved tang with bayonet-catch, signed border engraved locks each engraved with foliage at the stepped tail and with safety-catch and roller, figured half-stock with chequered grip, brass mounts engraved with martial trophies and foliage comprising butt-plate and scroll trigger-guard with pineapple finial, brass ramrod-pipes, the rear one with pineapple finial, vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-mounted ramrod, Birmingham proof marks
37.9 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Colonel Sotheby, Ecton Hall, Northampton according to an old handwritten label 'found in the barrel of the gun... its seems likely that this was a family weapon and could well have belonged to Charles Sotheby, Rear Admiral of the Blue, who married in 1819 the Honorable Jane Hamilton, and died in January 1854'
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