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Lot 44: C.G. Brand Percussion Whaling Gun
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $2000 - 3000
Introduced circa 1850. Although unmarked, this whaling gun is the unmistakable design of C.G. Brand of Norwich Connecticut. This example has a solid walnut straight grip stock with a smooth iron buttplate which has been observed on early production Brand whaling guns. The part octagon barrel has a bore that measures 7/8 inches and is equipped with fixed sights. The underside of the barrel has a modern replacement brass tipped wooden loading rod.
BBL: 20 inch part octagon
Gauge: 7/8 inch
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Fair. The whaling gun has an even, lightly pitted, smooth dark patina overall. The repaired reinforced varnished stock is fair with some minor handling marks (screws added for reinforcement). Mechanically fine.