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 The gold wrist escutcheon has the two addorsed salmon crest of Salm-Dyck.
The bottom of the stock behind the absent rear sling stud also has the two
addorsed salmon crest and the inventory number “31.” The blued smoothbore barrels
are round with side flats towards the breech section, a concave rib with a silver blade front
sight, gold vent liners, and extensive Rococo style gold embellishment, including highly detailed thunderstorm motifs at the breech. The standing breech has a gilded dished rear sight. The bright locks
are each signed “PIERRE/GREVERATH/A DYCK” and have frizzen spring rollers and frizzens that fit tightly over the flanged watertight edges of the priming pans. The furniture is silver with mainly floral designs along with a few hunting motifs. There are also silver and gold inlaid accents on the highly figured stock bordering each piece of the furniture.
CONDITION: Very fine with crisp markings and designs, 90% plus original bright gold remaining, 85% plus of the dark fire blue along the barrel, mostly bright locks with minor patination, mix of mostly bright and lightly aged patina on the silver furniture and inlays, and only minor overall wear. The highly figured stock is also very fine and has a few tiny worm holes and checks in the figure along with some light scratches and storage marks. Mechanically excellent. This is certainly one of finest and most highly embellished flintlock double barrel shotguns we have seen and is sure to make a statement in any antique gun collection. Provenance: The Armory of Schloss Dyck; The Norman R. Blank Collection.
Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000

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