May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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According to page 104 of "Gunmakers of London: 1350-1850" by Howard Blackmore; William Grice worked between 1766 and 1790 in Birmingham, England and marked guns "London". This example features a four stage brass barrel with flared and turned cannon muzzle. Left side near breech is stamped with two Birmingham proofs and engraved "LONDON" on top. The convex lockplate is marked "GRICE" in the center and stamped "WG" on the inside of the lockplate. Tail has decorative engraved scrolls. The engraved brass furniture includes a full sideplate with engraved scrolls and borders, wrist escutcheon with chased clamshell and vacant inscription, buttplate tang engraved en suite and trigger guard terminating in a trifed finial and with an engraved floral on the bow. The walnut stock is of classic Georgian form and has a relief apron around the barrel tang terminating in a clamshell design. Complete with a replaced ramrod. CONDITION: Very good overall with barrel retaining a pleasing dark mustard patina. Lock is a very good professional reconversion and has an applied dark finish. Brass mounts are very good with a dark patina, rear trigger guard tang has been cracked and repaired. Stock very good with scattered bruises and marks from use. A very attractive Revolutionary War period blunderbuss. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 30 - 1/2".
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
15 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
1"
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Grice
Model
Blunderbuss
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,182.00
Estimate: $1,200 - $2,500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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