This is an original flintlock English fusil, c. 1760-70. Lock marked “. N..ELL”, all brass mounts, engraved. Barrel marked SANDWELL MINORIES LONDON. Proof marks on barrels are crowns over V SS and GT. Engraved lockplate with scene of hunter shooting fowl, also a house. Cast brass wrist escutcheon. Iron ramrod.. Engraving on barrel and tang, octagonal to round barrel. Walnut stock.
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