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Unusual Antique Pinfire Blunderbuss Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Unusual Antique Pinfire Blunderbuss Pistol
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A Most Unusual Antique Brass-Barrel Breechloading Pinfire Blunderbuss Pistol, NVSN, approx. .76 cal. (10ga.), 6.625'' round-to-octagonal tip-up barrel with cannon rings at muzzle and midpoint, has odd adjustable separate sighting plane, bells to 2'' at muzzle; frame has Belgian ''view'' mark and a ''(star)/M'' proof mark at inner breech, raised panels at both recoil shields, central hammer, shotgun-style underlever barrel release, separate brass trigger guard, integral saw-handle gripstraps, checkered one-piece walnut grips with flat buttcap. Frame, underlever and trigger guard show floral engraving; grips have raised floral-carved panels on both sides at frame juncture. Condition is very good, the steel parts retain no original finish (may have originally been bright) but an overall frosted gunmetal gray with good engraving and markings, brass with light toning. Grips are solid with lightly worn checkering and carving, the steel buttplate with overall pitting and a possible replacement. Action is strong and sure; bore is clean with a 1'' section of near-straight, deep rifling at midpoint. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)(John Ackerman collection)