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
This circa 1770 coach gun features a 15 - 1/4" four-stage blunderbuss barrel with flared 1" cannon muzzle. The top flat is engraved "LONDON" and the left side of the breech is stamped with London view and proof marks as well as a crown over "F", indicating that William Turvey was a foreigner to the London Gunmaker's Guild. The rounded lockplate is engraved at the tail with scrolls and engraved "TURVEY" in the center. The brass furniture includes an ornate pierced sideplate featuring scrolls, shell designs, and a Roman face. The trigger guard terminates at the front in an acorn finial and is engraved with a flower on the bow. It has a large brass asymmetrical wrist escutcheon with a vacant inscription panel. The four-stage buttplate tang is engraved with floral scrolls and borders. The walnut stock is of classic Georgian form and has a relief shell carved around the barrel tang. Complete with a proper horn-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a pleasing mellowing patina with excellent markings, one minor indentation on top edge of muzzle. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a spotted grey patina, crisp action functions properly. Furniture retains a mellowing patina with some wear and scattered marks. Stock shows some expected wear and marks from use, part of forend has been professionally replaced and cannot easily be detected. This is an extremely nice example of a Revolutionary War period English coach gun. DMG

Item Dimensions: 31"
Barrel Length
15 - 1/4"
FFL Status
William Turvey
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,100.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $4,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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