September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
These 19th century Navy fowlers were produced in Liege and made for trade to naval or merchant vessels. The stock is formed with a hook on the comb, allowing the gun to be hung in the rigging. The tapered two stage barrel has a "ELG *" proof in an oval on the top flat, towards the breech and a high iron front sight. The convex lockplate has double line borders and an other oval Liege proof just in front of the re-enforced cock. The un-engraved brass furniture includes a plain sideplate, a shaped wrist escutcheon, buttplate, and trigger guard with arrow finial in the front. The salmon painted wooden stock has a club butt style profile with a wooden hook formed at the comb for hanging. Sheet brass noseband and four ramrod ferrules. Stock stamped "1125" above sideplate and above rear lock tang. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey patina. Lock retains a matching grey patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions well. Brass furniture retains a dark mustard patina. Stock retains about 80-90% original salmon paint, with some flaking and wear. A very attractive and unusual trade fowler. DMG
Barrel Length
.65 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Trade Fowler
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,680.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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