Lot 26: Ornate French double hammer fusil de chasse shotgun, ca. 1780
Ornate French double hammer fusil de chasse shotgun, ca. 1780, 16 gauge, bearing the mark of St. Etienne maker Jerome Blachon, with barrels by the St. Etienne Merley family, with a figured walnut stock with relief carved floral details, intricate gold inlaid and gilt barrels, iron hardware, and a silver thumb escutcheon, barrel flat marked Canon Tordu (barrel twisted), 36 1/4'' octagonal to round barrels. Fully functional original flint locks. There is a 3"x1" repair to the right side of the comb.
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