An untouched flintlock blunderbuss by Clarke of London c 1785 having a nicely patinated 16 ins barrel (31 1/4 ins overall).The barrel is struck with London proof marks and with the maker's personal stamp.It is also engraved with "FLY OR DIE". The unbridled lock and cock have simple border engraving.It is full stocked with a hand rail wrist and carved shell tang apron.It is brass mounted with brass trigger guard butt plate and ram rod pipe.(old repair to triggerguard.) Blunderbusses with engraved barrels have always been scarce.
However, at $2,744.00, it'll have to wait... ;)
November 15, 2003, 10:53 PM
However, at $2,744.00, it'll have to wait... Peter - with that you'd be a danger to the public - and yourself!!:D
Just think what else the $2.74k would get ya!
November 15, 2003, 11:00 PM
...I wouldn't call those items "spendy".....here's a site that make those guns look like they came from a cheap garage sale...
...how about a Merkel Shotgun.....only $33,000
...or a nice Holland & Holland double rifle....only $20,000
November 15, 2003, 11:05 PM
I don't spend that kind of money on anything that doesn't say "transferable" in the description. :)