November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
Probably circa 1785-1800. This New England fowler features a tapered, round 50" .54 caliber smoothbore barrel with a top flat. There is a copper notched rear sight and a brass front blade sight. The lockplate is flat and has a single line border and is stamped "KETLAND & CO" in the center. The brass furniture is all of American manufacture, including a rifle-style buttplate with a faceted tang, a two-piece sheet brass sideplate, and a trigger guard in the British style, this style was also used by well-known gunsmith Phineas Sawyer. The full-length cherry stock is of familiar New England form with a Roman nose buttstock and a beavertail carved in relief around the barrel tang. CONDITION: Untouched and as found with dark patinas overall. Barrel retains a heavily patinated, freckled surface. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, retains a matching heavy dark patina, and functions properly, although cock goes slightly too far forward into pan. Brass furniture retains a mellowing mustard patina with some scattered marks from use. Stock shows one area of period damage on the left side of the buttstock, as well as a 27-1/2" piece of the forend which was replaced during the period of use. A very nice New England fowler with a very early and untouched appearance.
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New England Fowler
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,875.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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