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Lot 404: A 6-BORE FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE OR BANK-GUN OF EXTRAORDINARY LENGTH SIGNED GALTON, no visible serial number,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A 6-BORE FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE OR BANK-GUN OF EXTRAORDINARY LENGTH SIGNED GALTON, no visible serial number,
the lock dated for 1756 but almost certainly re-used, with swamped 71in. barrel with obscured, possibly London proof marks, the breech of semi-octagonal form, boat shaped fore-sight, squared top-tang, curved and radiused lock signed and dated at the tail, traces of a crown and ''GR'' device forwards of the hammer, hardwood half-stock (possibly cut down from full) with dot and checkerboard chequering at wrist, brass furniture from another, horn fore-end cap, twin iron side-nails and later wood ramrod