November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
This attractive and unusual folding blunderbuss, circa 1750-1770, perhaps had a carrying case at one time. The two-stage 10 -1/2" brass barrel has a flared round muzzle and the barrel sections have attractive relief-chased bands and foliate designs. The breech is also engraved with a band of decoration and features two cartouches, one with a crown over "JO /HAN / XIAS" and the other a prancing horse with a star. The flat hand-forged lockplate has a molding towards the tail and beveled edges. The engraved brass furniture is French in style. The folding walnut stock is hinged at the rear trigger guard tang and when the button on the wrist is pressed, the latch opens and the stock can be folded in half. Complete with its original horn-tipped wooden ramrod with original iron worm. CONDITION: Very good, barrel retains a pleasing mellowing patina. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a grey patina, cock has a period repair at the neck. Lock functions properly. Brass mounts retain a matching mustard patina. Stock very good with a few scattered marks from use. A very attractive blunderbuss. DMG

Item Dimensions: 24"
Barrel Length
10 - 1/2"
FFL Status
1 - 1/4" Bore
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,900.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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