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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
extrafancy C1750 signed Italian flintlock halfstock fowler - $2250.00

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C1750 Italian flintlock halfstock fowler. 41" barrel of 0.64" bore. Very fancy with sculpted lock, openwork side plate, wrist escutcheon, and triggerguard, which has extra brass filigree on either side. Buttplate has a fancy tang that extends along the entire buttplate comb, rear of buttplate is repaired at the heel. There are 3 grotesque faces on the gun, and griffon heads sculpted into the sideplate. Unusual trough-shaped brass rear sight. Metal parts have an attractive patina overall with some scattered pitting. Stock is attractively grained with some nice carving in the forearm. Wood shows average wear and use overall with minor age checking and some old insect trails. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.