A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss With Spring Bayonet Beneath

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Lot 297
A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss With Spring Bayonet Beneath
By Archer, London, Late 18th Century

Sold for £ 1,211 (US$ 1,375) inc. premium
A Brass-Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss With Spring Bayonet Beneath
By Archer, London, Late 18th Century
With two-stage barrel turned and belled at the muzzle, octagonal breech engraved 'London' and punched with a line of beadwork at the rear, engraved tang, signed border engraved flat bevelled lock with safety-catch and large roller, figured half-stock (old repairs and bruising, drilled on each side at the trigger-guard retaining pins, fore-end cap missing), border engraved brass mounts comprising trigger-guard in the French manner with pineapple finial incorporating the bayonet-release and decorated with a flower-head on the bow, butt-plate with a bird, Britannia shield and foliage on the heel, vacant brass escutcheon, and original brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm (worn and rust patinated), London proof marks
36.5 cm. barrel
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