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Lot 405: JOYNER, LONDON A SCARCE AND GOOD 24-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRUNG UNDER-MOUNTED BAYONET, no visible serial...
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A SCARCE AND GOOD 24-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRUNG UNDER-MOUNTED BAYONET, no visible serial number,
circa 1785, with 14 1/2in. multi-stage octagonal to round triple banded barrel, engraved detail at the intersection, the top-flat signed ''LONDON'' with a flourish, private proofs, engraved ball-band at breech, sliding catch to the engraved underside finial releasing the sprung concave edged triangular iron bayonet, securing loop below muzzle, engraved iron top-tang, bevel-edged lockplate signed ''JOYNER'' within a scrolled banner (some frosting), stepped tail, bridled frizzen, walnut half-stock with finely chequered wrist bearing a border engraved oval brass escutcheon (old repaired crack at fore-end), engraved brass furniture including complex side-plate and flat-fronted fore-end cap, French style trigger-guard and original brass tipped wood rammer mounted to left hand side of barrel