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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    A CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Probably French, with heavy iron barrel widening towards an elliptical muzzle, built on an earlier English military Long Land Pattern musket lock of rounded type, signed 'Galton' and engraved 'GR' crowned, walnut full stock (the fore-end and the area above the lock each repaired), plain iron mounts of French regulation type, and original iron ramrod
    35 5/8in (90.5cm)


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    Samuel Galton is listed in the records of The Board of Ordnance Small Arms Components and Production Contractors, for September 1756-August 1759. See De Witt Bailey, British Board of Ordnance Small Arms Contractors 1689-1840.

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