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Barnett American-stocked Wall Gun

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
34
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Barnett American-stocked Wall Gun, c. late 18th/early 19th century, 1.08 caliber, walnut stock, brass trigger guard, ramrod pipes, and side plate, lock marked "BARNETT" below the pan, breech has British proof marks, with an iron swivel, barrel lg. 24 1/2, overall lg. 40 3/4 in.

Provenance: The Bill Ahearn collection.

Literature: Illustrated and described in Bill Ahearn, "Colonial Firearms Displayed at the Princeton Battlefield," The Gun Report (May 1994).

Exhibitions: The Thomas Clarke House, Princeton Battlefield.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Some dings and nicks in the crude stock, lock, barrel, and ramrod have heavy pitting.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Breechblock, Firearm, Firearm actions, Gunpowder, Military history, Military science, Military technology, Muskets, Wall gun, Weapons