November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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Diminutive fusil with unmarked round 37" .56 caliber smoothbore barrel with a tapered top flat, and rifle type front and rear sights. Reconverted English military pistol lock with faint” Crown over GR” engraved in center and “W P” forward of cock. Replacement cock is flat with outline engraving. Elegant full length, slender cherry stock in of New England form with carved cheekpiece on left side and convex silver wrist escutcheon surrounded by silver wire inlays. Silver wire inlaid foliate motif also present around barrel tang. Brass nosecap with indentation for ramrod. Three brass ramrod ferrules and engraved entry ferrule. New England style engraving on buttplate tang and pineapple-shaped trigger guard finial. Two-piece engraved New England sideplate. Complete with brass tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains an even brown patina. Lock professionally reconverted and with brown finish, functions properly. Brass and silver retain a mellow patina, rear trigger guard tang shows a period dovetailed repair. Stock shows scattered marks from use and some minor cracking and splintering along forend. One area forward trigger guard has dented through to ramrod cavity. A very attractive officer's fusil. DMG
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
37"
Caliber/Bore
.56 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
New England
Model
Officer
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,230.00
Estimate: $1,200 - $2,500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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