|Flintlock animal trap or burglar gun marked Bingham - $2250.00|
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Flintlock animal trap or burglar gun. Marked "BINGHAM" on lock. Approximately 13-1/2" barrel with flared muzzle, about 19-1/2" overall. Simple mechanism by which the gun is cocked and loaded, bait is placed on the front rings or the trigger is affixed to a trip, and when it is pulled forward, the gun goes off. Metal parts have moderate pitting overall with a dark patina except on the lock where it was cleaned. Stock has some damage from dry rot at the butt, a couple minor cracks and some tiny holes from powderpost beetles. Functions mechanically, but spring tension is somewhat weak. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.