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Lot 400: T. RICHARDS, LONDON A GOOD 20-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRUNG BAYONET, no visible serial number,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
T. RICHARDS, LONDON
A GOOD 20-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRUNG BAYONET, no visible serial number,
circa 1785, with 14 1/2in. multi-stage octagonal to round triple banded barrel, engraved shell detail at the intersection, the top-flat signed ''T. Richards, LONDON'', London proofs, engraved ball-band at breech, sliding catch to the iron top-tang releasing the sprung concave edged triangular iron bayonet, securing loop at muzzle, iron bevel-edged lockplate signed ''RICHARDS'' in script (some discolouration), stepped tail, sliding safe behind the hammer, bridled frizzen with roller to spring, walnut full-stock (some hairline drying cracks), engraved brass furniture including complex side-plate, French style trigger-guard and original wood rammer