May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
This circa 1775 British style fowler measures about 6' 10" overall. The round tapered barrel is deeply stamped with a "WB" in a sunken rectangle on the left side of the breech, retained by four barrel keys. The lockplate is convex and is marked "BISHOP" in the center. The brass British style mounts include trigger guard terminating in the front with a trifed finial. The three stage buttplate tang is engraved with borders and acanthus leaf designs. The flat sheet brass sideplate is at the tail with a large acanthus leaf design. There is an oval wrist escutcheon with single-line engraved border and vacant inscription. The plain walnut stock is of British form with a high comb and wrist extending far into buttstock. Later replacement wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned bright and shows wear to rings at breech. Lock retains a spotted grey patina and is in its original flintlock configuration, although touch hole has been re-bushed. Brass shows some scattered marks and retains a mustard patina. Stock shows scattered bruises, minor age cracks and a minor 3 1/2" section replaced at the muzzle on left side. An attractive Hudson Valley fowler. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 81".
Barrel Length
.70 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Hudson Valley Fowler
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,528.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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