April 11-13, 2023 Firearms and Militaria
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Early American Hudson Valley Fowling piece, most likely made in New York or New England circa 1760 by an unknown maker. For a nearly identical example, see HV 19 on page 151 of "Flintlock Fowlers: The First Guns Made in America" by Tom Grinslade. Measures 70" overall with a 58 - 5/8" round .74 caliber smoothbore barrel with private London proofs and "(Star) / "IO" barrel maker's mark. Blade front sight. Unmarked scroll engraved imported lock plate. Curly maple full stock with fleur-de-lis design carved in relief behind the barrel tang, trigger guard tang, and ramrod entry ferrule. Massive 2 - 1/2" wide butt. The brass furniture includes a flat sideplate with beveled edges and single line engraved border. 4-stage buttplate tang engraved en suite. Faceted trigger guard with engraved geometric designs on bow and faceted tang and finial terminating at both ends in an arrow. CONDITION: Untouched and as-found condition throughout. Lock and barrel have a dark untouched patina. Lock functional and converted to percussion during its extended period of use. Brass retains a pleasing dark mustard patina. Stock retains its original surface with areas of handling wear. Period iron ramrod. One area of loss on left side, towards muzzle. A very attractive Hudson Valley Fowler.

Item Dimensions: L: 70"
Barrel Length
58 - 5/8"
.74 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Fowling Piece
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,800.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 26
Auction closed on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
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