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Rare early 19th Century Flintlock Punt, Rail or Fence Gun

A recently discovered and rare example of this distinctive firearm. At around 6 feet long it is of impressive stature. Fully stocked and having a barrel of polygonal section at the breech, circular thereafter. The wooden ram rod is a replacement, it has a turned brass terminal and its channel has a single iron pipe. The lock has a 'ring neck' cock and a 'dog' safety, the side nails enter the left of the stock without a side plate. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the musket is the absence, as manufactured, of a trigger guard. The lock plate bears a maker's mark and the barrel has a full set of English proof marks. These guns are discussed at length in Gilkerson's superb Boarders Away volume II, Firearms in the Age of Fighting Sale. Therein the author describes the use of these muskets aboard fighting vessels and quotes period descriptions of them as "Buccaneer guns". A near identical example to this musket is illustrated in the work, Gilkerson suggesting that the lack of a trigger guard facilitated its firing by sailors wearing mittens or gloves.

This is certainly a rare example of a particularly interesting fowling or martial musket.

Code: 20345Price: 1650.00 GBP


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Rare Flintlock Punt, Rail or Fence Gun

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Code: 20348Price: On Request


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Unissued WWII Royal Navy Officers' Tropical White Uniform

Labelled and 1945 dated

Code: 20337Price: 100.00 GBP


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1943 dated Royal Navy Officers' Greatcoat

Code: 20338Price: 85.00 GBP


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WWII Wireless Set No 38 Headphones

Code: 20344Price: 30.00 GBP


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WWII Canadian Air Force 1937 Pattern Webbing Cartridge Carriers

Code: 20339Price: 45.00 GBP


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WWII Canadian Air Force 1937 Pattern Bottle Carrier

Code: 20340Price: 25.00 GBP


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Scarce 1945 dated Pattern 1944 Water Bottle Pouch

Having had spurious US marks added and partially erased

Code: 20341Price: 17.00 GBP


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1937 Pattern Water Bottle Carrier

A scarce early variant with later marks

Code: 20342Price: 10.00 GBP


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Matching pair of Home Guard Webbing Pouches

Code: 20346Price: 175.00 GBP

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