SOLD FOR: $1775
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1800-1950, Antique
Caliber: The bore measures approximately 1.39 inches at the muzzle
Action Type: Flintlock Muzzle-loaded Blunderbuss Pistol
Markings: The gun’s metal and wood parts are ornately engraved. .
Barrel Length: 9”
Sights/ Optics: There is no provision for iron sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock has no provision for a ramrod, a brass sie-plate with metal sling bar, a lock-plate, checkered straight wrist, a straight comb and brass butt-plate. The stock has some light handling marks but lack any notable defects. The LOP is approximately 7.25” from the trigger to the rear end of the butt-plate. The butt-plate is mostly tarnished, has some light handling marks and some scattered light surface oxidation. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Bright and Damascus
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is dark and coated in scattered light-moderate erosion.
Overall Condition: The gun retains about 60% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs on the gun’s metal surfaces. Notably, the brass parts are mostly tarnished, coated in light surface oxidation and have some light handling marks. The other parts of the gun have some scattered patches of light surface oxidation in addition to some light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are only lightly tooled and remain serviceable. Overall, the gun is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This gun is certainly an interesting specimen. It appears to be some sort of “trade gun,” a term used to denote muzzleloaders sold to tourists in Middle-Eastern and South Asain countries. The gun has no provision for a ramrod, but it does have a functional action and flashole meaning it can be fired. The gun appears to have undergone a deep cleaning with a new finish applied to the barrel. This is an interesting blunderbus that should prove a fun addition to any collection. Good luck on your bid!