Welcome to Kahn Fine Antiques and Works of Art Catalogue

Antique Firearms, Swords, and Militaria Item Detail

A RARE Revolutionary War period brass barreled blunderbuss by John Steele of London circa 1770 - 1780 inscribed "HAPPY IS HE WHO ESCAPETH ME"


SEE ALL NEW AQUISITIONS!
 Antique Bookends|  Nautical Antiques and Antique Ship Models
Antique Furniture, Folk Art, and Needlework |  Antique Scrimshaw and Whaling Items
Antique Firearms, Swords, and Militaria |  Clocks, Barometers, Sextants, and Telescopes
Antique Paintings, Maps, Documents, Photos |  Antique Boxes, Nantucket Baskets, Books
Antique Porcelain, Antique Glass, and Canes |  Silver, Brass, Lamps, Jewelry and Metalware
Antique Presidential Items |  New Collector's Antiques for Under $300
Our Sold Antiques |  Clearance Items!
Click on Image to View Larger Picture
click to view larger image of A RARE Revolutionary War period brass barreled blunderbuss by John Steele of London circa 1770 - 1780 inscribed

 Click here to see more pictures.

click to view larger image of A RARE Revolutionary War period brass barreled blunderbuss by John Steele of London circa 1770 - 1780 inscribed
Category:

Antique Firearms, Swords, and Militaria


Inventory ID: 7239

Item Title:

A RARE Revolutionary War period brass barreled blunderbuss by John Steele of London circa 1770 - 1780 inscribed "HAPPY IS HE WHO ESCAPETH ME"


Item Description:

Signed by Steele on both the barrel and the lock plate. The large flared (1 3/4" diameter) muzzle is inscribed "HAPPY IS HE WHO ESCAPETH ME." The overall length of this elegant blunderbuss is 30 1/2". The walnut stock has its' original finish and comes complete with its' original horn tipped ramrod with screw base. The 16" brass barrel has three British proof/inspectors marks and transitions from octagonal to round. Most of the mounts are engraved including the cock, brass butt plate, tang, brass escutcheon with acorn finial, brass sideplate and brass trigger guard with Tudor rose motif. Condition: Overall in very good to fine condition with some minor age cracks. Mechanically sound.


Price: SOLD

Return to Previous Page