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English flintlock blunderbuss, manufacturer Tate, ca. 1800, with spring bayonet affixed to the top.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:1,750.00 USD Estimated At:3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD
English flintlock blunderbuss, manufacturer Tate, ca. 1800, with spring bayonet affixed to the top.
SOLD
2,650.00USDto claybo + (397.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 09 @ 18:53UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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English flintlock blunderbuss, manufacturer Tate, ca. 1800, with spring bayonet affixed to the top. About 6 lb, 31" long. Excellent condition, the gun itself and the triangular-cross section, spring-loaded flip-bayonet both mechanically sound, with brass furniture and barrel (octagonal in cross section at the breech transitioning to a round barrel with cannon muzzle of 31-mm caliber), steel lock engraved with "Tate" for maker Bryan Tate of Louth, also Birmingham proof marks on bottom, lovely wooden stock with original ramrod, trigger guard terminating in an acorn.

---> NOTE: The screw holding the flint has been damaged but can be easily replaced.