Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 105

Lot 210

Late 18th Century French Steel Eliptical Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss with Gold & Silver Details. The blunderbuss is a firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle, wide the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles. The blunderbuss is commonly considered to be an early predecessor of the modern shotgun. Offered here is a handsome French flintlock blunderbuss late 18th Century or very early 19th Century. It boasts a French steel "elliptical" barrel with top mounted spring bayonet that certainly requires adult handling. Butt plate and trigger guards are steel and have very nice engraved detailing. The stock has the faint remnants of a name beautifully scripted and some nice detailing accented in gold along the barrel. Additionally there is some nice silver inlay scrollwork in excellent condition at top of stock just behind the flintlock mechanism. Blunderbuss is 32½ in length, the bayonet 14" in length, and again quite sharp. Overall this firearm is in very good condition and displays beautifully. Estimate Value $2,500 - UP

Realized $2,040

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