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English brass-barreled flintlock blunderbuss rail gun with brass yoke and furniture, cannon-shaped m

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,500.00 - 11,000.00 USD
English brass-barreled flintlock blunderbuss rail gun with brass yoke and furniture, cannon-shaped m
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English brass-barreled flintlock blunderbuss rail gun with brass yoke and furniture, cannon-shaped muzzle, maker William Wilson (London, 1760-1770), ex-Chalabis collection. About 14 lb, 38" overall, 22" barrel. A type of large gun known as an "espingoles," and typically placed in an oarlock to shoot at other ships, this specimen in excellent condition, the lock in working order and everything intact except for an old, professional repair to the stock near the muzzle on right side, marked on the lock (WIL)SON below a crowned-W mark for the maker, touchmarks on barrel, also with original ramrod, rare and choice, with important pedigree.