• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 84

    AN IRISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS SIGNED BERGIN, LIMERICK

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    AN IRISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS SIGNED BERGIN, LIMERICK
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    With signed belled iron barrel formed in two stages, the breech with Wexford registration marks and engraved with the owner's initial 'A' an Earl's coronet above, signed engraved lock, walnut full stock, the grip cut with characteristically bold pineapple chequering, the butt inset with a brass owner's plaque engraved en suite with the breech and also inscribed 'Camolin Park', engraved brass mounts, including trigger-guard with acorn finial in low relief, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod, private proof marks
    32¼in (81.9cm)


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