An Early Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss

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Lot 388*
An Early Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
By C. Perry Of London, Late 17th Century

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,007) inc. premium
An Early Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
By C. Perry Of London, Late 17th Century
With three-stage barrel flared at the muzzle, octagonal breech engraved with scrolling strawberry foliage, becoming polygonal and signed along the top flat, a raised moulding at the rear, plain tang, later engraved flat bevelled lock signed 'Bales', roller, highly figured rootwood full stock (repaired in front of the lock, fore-end split) with raised moulding bordering the ramrod channel and around the barrel tang, brass mounts (side-plate missing) comprising thin butt-plate secured by iron tacks, trigger-guard with moulded pointed finials, scrolled iron trigger, baluster ramrod-pipe, and later horn-tipped ramrod, London proof marks and Perry's barrelsmith's mark
41.7 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Charles Perry was apprenticed to William Bolton and turned over to John Skinner in 1679. Made free of the Gunmakers' Company in 1686, he is thought to have died by 1712
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