OUTSTANDING FLINTLOCK 71 CALIBER FOWLING PIECE

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Item 824181145
Location Allport, PA 16821
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(MAKE AN OFFER) S173Z, A fine, extra long, uncut 18th century flintlock fowling piece of French design, circa 1740-1760, a type popular with the upper classes in Europe, which often traveled with them wherever they explored or hunted in foreign territories from Africa to America. Purchased in Indiana, Pennsylvania, this piece was described on letterhead stationary from Fort Ligonier (a recreated British fort museum located between Altoona and Bedford, Pennsylvania, ca. 1758), and signed by the museum interpreter, Jeffrey Graham, and director Martin West (letters come with the gun.) Fine steel barrel is 48" long, in .71 caliber smooth bore (same caliber as the military musket ammunition, abundantly available in the French domains and colonies.) Overall length 61.5", with all mountings and inlays in brass, finely sculpted and engraved. A carved grotesque mask is found at the heel of the butt, and cameo images are carved and sculpted in the filigree left side plate (either Minerva or the Dauphin),and a royal crown and another cameo in the brasses (either Mars or the Dauphin again?). Truly artistic renderings. The unmarked steel lock plate has a unique brass pan, and the lock mechanism functions well, but slips on the first (safety) notch due to wear, yet holds well at the firing position. The ramrod is finely rendered in cherry walnut, and the ramrod thimbles are brass, in the shape of the fashionable cockade then worn on French caps and tricorn hats. The sound half-stock is a prize tiger-striped walnut burl of superior grain and quality, all sound and original. The scallops, scales and lands on the barrel surface run it's full length from breech to muzzle. The barrel tang is anchored to the stock by a stout bolt that comes up from the underside of the stock, and threads into the tang, an older feature which dates the gun to the early 1700's. Old world gunsmithing rarely found, highest quality and in very good used, original condition, as described. Complete, as-is, shipping weight is 15 pounds. SAFETY NOTICE: We do not sell firearms, only collectible antiques, if you shoot them, it's at your own risk and we are not liable for anything you do.

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