Lot 264 (Summer Fine Sale, 19th June 2019)
Sold for £550
ENGLISH 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK MUZZLE LOADING FOWLING PIECE, having engraved lock with dolphin hammer and opposing engraved brass panel, the muzzle flared barrel with engraved foliate decoration and proof marks, fully stocked with ramrod, brass acorn, trigger guard, brass escutcheon and butt plate and shell moulding around breech. Barrel 96cm, overall 137cm approx. (B.P. 24% incl. VAT)
The barrel is heavily rusted and pitted. Woodwork is scuffed, marked and stained but appearing complete. Action/trigger mechanism does not appear to work correctly although the gun cocks, the trigger does not release the hammer easily.