A Fine And Early Brass-Barrelled English Lock (Type 2) Blunderbuss

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Lot 394*
A Fine And Early Brass-Barrelled English Lock (Type 2) Blunderbuss
By T. Banister Of London, Late 17th Century

Sold for £ 5,250 (US$ 6,632) inc. premium
A Fine And Early Brass-Barrelled English Lock (Type 2) Blunderbuss
By T. Banister Of London, Late 17th Century
With massive barrel stepped and with a ring behind the flared muzzle, the breech with a ramp at the rear notched to form a back-sight, plain iron tang, flat bevelled lock with pointed tail and retained by three side-nails, separate pan, and dog-catch engaging with the back of the bellied ring-neck cock (top jaw and screw old replacements), figured full stock (some bruising, chipped behind the tail of the lock) with raised apron around the barrel tang and raised side-plate area, brass mounts comprising pierced foliate scroll side-plate, thin butt-plate with slender tapering tang and secured by iron tacks, iron trigger-guard (rust patinated) with rounded finial, scrolled trigger, single baluster brass ramrod-pipe, and later brass-capped wooden ramrod, London proof marks and Banister's barrelsmith's mark
69.2 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Thomas 1 Banister was apprenticed to Robert Silke and turned over to Robert Brooke in 1668. Free of the Gunmaker's Company in 1676 he presented his proof piece in 1678. He was Contractor to Ordnance between 1680 and 1707, and to the Hudson's Bay Company between 1684 and 1701. Recorded as 'Extremely ill and destitute of all necessarys' he was given a pension by the Gunmaker's Company in 1728
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