An Unusual Long Flintlock Blunderbuss

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Lot 295
An Unusual Long Flintlock Blunderbuss
By Wilson Of London, Circa 1730

Sold for £ 956 (US$ 1,160) inc. premium
An Unusual Long Flintlock Blunderbuss
By Wilson Of London, Circa 1730
With two-stage barrel flared at the muzzle, part octagonal breech with faint traces of engraving, signed border engraved flat lock retained by three side nails and with chiselled stepped tail (cock, steel and steel-spring replaced), figured full stock (minor old worming and some repairs) with apron around the barrel tang, border engraved brass mounts decorated with foliage and comprising pierced side-plate (small repair), escutcheon, butt-plate and trigger-guard, the latter with a floret on the bow, brass ramrod-pipes, and later brass-tipped ramrod (barrel and lock with some pitting), London proof marks and barrelsmith's mark of John 3 Drew
77.2 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • John 3 Drew was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1735 and died in 1743
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