A Middle Eastern flintlock blunderbuss -Select US Arms Type-

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Lot 3390ANTIQUE
A Middle Eastern flintlock blunderbuss
19th century
-Select US Arms Type-

Sold for US$ 643 inc. premium
A Middle Eastern flintlock blunderbuss
19th century
The 18 1/2 inch two-stage barrel with broad bell muzzle and traces of molded and inlaid decoration. Lock musket lock with the heart-shaped insignia of the Honorable East India Company, worn maker's signature and the date 1796. Brass Land Pattern ramrod thimbles, triggerguard and S-shaped sideplate. Crude iron buttplate. Full walnut stock with checkered wrist; the fore-end with thin brass panels reinforcing the rims; brass panel framing the barrel tang; the buttstock inlaid with broad brass scrollwork and small bone panels.
Condition: Fair. Barrel with dark patina and wear to decoration. Lock with areas of pitting the head of the cock screw broken. Stock showing numerous marks, cracks, chipping and wear and with some inlays missing
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Footnotes

  • Note: See a similar example in Islamic Weapons: Maghrib to Moghul by Anthony C. Tirri; page 259, Figure 187A, described as: "Confiscated "Mutiny gun." India. Mid 19th century."
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ANTIQUE Antique - pre 1899

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