A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss

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Lot 293
A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
Signed Burnie, Berwick, Circa 1815

Sold for £ 956 (US$ 1,160) inc. premium
A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss
Signed Burnie, Berwick, Circa 1815
With two-stage barrel turned and belled at the muzzle, octagonal breech engraved 'Berwick' (worn) along the top flat, foliate engraved tang, signed border engraved flat bevelled lock with safety-catch and roller, engraved cock (top jaw and screw missing), figured full stock (some old bruising, fore-end split on one side) with chequered grip, engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial (incomplete and now secured by a screw), vacant brass escutcheon, and brass ramrod-pipes (damaged, ramrod missing), Birmingham proof marks
35.5 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • James Burnie is recorded at Easter Lane, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland between 1810 and 1816
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