Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
SPRING BAYONET BY P. BOND LONDON. Cal. 70. S# NSN. Philip Bond (son of Edward) was working in London at 45 Cornhill between 1794 and 1816. This blunderbuss with a 14" wide flared brass barrel is engraved with that address on the rear top flat. The barrel is fitted with a 12" triangular steel bayonet with a spring, swivel mount, and catch at the muzzle, which is retained by a sliding catch at the rear. Crowned proofs are on the left rear flat. Lock with chamfered plate and slight rebate to tail is fitted with sliding safety, serpentine cock, integral rounded pan, bridled roller frizzen with roller on feather spring with bulbous finial. The plate is signed "P. Bond." Crotch-figured European walnut stock extends to within 2-1/2" of muzzle and is pinned to barrel. Square-checkering is at its grip. Brass mounts are nicely engraved and consist of a buttplate with a long top tang, a double-beaded trigger guard with a pineapple finial, a beaded ramrod pipe, and a thimble holding a hickory ramrod. CONDITION: fair to good. Barrel retaining old gold to brown patina. Iron parts were cleaned and show considerable pitting and rusting. Stock shows major repair at top of lock and chips and cracks at rear, but retains most of an old, possibly original finish. Bore is good. Lock is weak but operable. Bayonet is complete and operable. (01-24327/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.