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1800 Tatham & Egg O/U Flintlock Shotgun w/ Sliding Bayonet * Mak

RARE Tatham & Egg Flintlock Shotgun

  • Over / under flintlock
  • Stalking shotgun
  • 32" barrels
  • This gun was assembled and made by 3 separate makers to the King of England
  • It is embellished throughout with fine engraving and gold and sterling silver mounts
  • The 3 makers to the King are: silversmith - Moses Brant, Cutler - Tatham, gun maker - Egg
  • Top and bottom of both barrels is inlaid in a gold rectangle "Tatham & Egg"
  • Inlaid barrel band as well as flash holes
  • Barrel transitions from octagon to round at approximately half way with beading and filigree with sterling silver front sight
  • 14" sliding bayonet with full fuller blood groove is affixed to stock forend on right side with delicate stepping base and deploys with the push of a engraved horned button
  • Flintlock action has engraved pan, hammers, and parts with brilliant cased color hardening
  • Lock springs are beautiful nitre blue
  • Both hammers have delicately engraved stalking safetys as well as border engraving and coats of arms behind safetys (coat of arms appears to have weapons, shields, banners, flags, and flask)
  • Upper rear tang has integral rear sight that is profusely engraved
  • Behind upper tang is a monogram that appears to be engraved "EG" or "EC" with a possibly Griffin as family crest
  • This gun was made for a royal family and the griffin head normally depicts the title of Duke 
  • Bottom of action tang is border and rope engraved
  • Double trigger with sterling silver ornate trigger guard and British proofs and Moses Brant, engraved with heavy sterling silver a sunburst, rope border, one hound dog howling and another laying down
  • There are 4 forend sterling silver ovals that are engraved
  • The patchbox is profusely engraved with floral patterns and leaves, border engraved with large scene depicting a bedded red stag and doe with flowers, tree and fence
  • All silver has MB stamp
  • Decorative sterling silver buttplate with large upper tang that is profusely engraved
  • Stock and forend are deluxe fiddle back with full checkered wrist and shaddowline cheek piece
  • Made approx. 1802

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