Wilson London Silver Mounted Fowling Piece

Antique Item #C4594

Wilson London Silver Mounted Fowling Piece

  • Price: $2,950.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Antique
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    Wilson marked barrel and lock is marked on a flintlock fowling piece circa 1770's.  This piece shows a 38" barrel octagon to round with a swamped muzzle.  The barrel is marked Wilson London and shows London proofs.  The bore is approximately 16 gauge and shows a smooth bright finish.  The 5 1/2" lock plate shows fine engraving and is marked Wilson.  Careful examination has revealed that the item was built as a flint circa 1770's, converted to percussion and reconversion was probably done in England by a skilled gunsmith.  This fowling piece shows it's original silver side plate ( three hunting dogs).  The 10 " silver trigger guard shows a floral arrangement on stand with touch marks.  The half stock shows a silver escutchion with initials of original owner.  The silver butt plate shows engraving and silver(London) marks lion, anchor, etc.  The halfstock remains in sound condition with a carved tang and checkering on the wrist.  This piece represents the quality of English makers of this era (late 1700's).  Despite the reconversion this item will make a great addition to any sporting gun collection.  Antique, not subject to permits.