Premier Firearms Auction
May 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2022
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RARE NAPOLEANIC WARS ANTONIO BERETTA FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS.
Cal. approx. 70
Beretta is the world oldest firearms mfg & one of the oldest industrial enterprises, tracing it’s history as far back as 1526. During Napoleon Bonaparte’s occupation of Italy, 1797-1815, Beretta produced as many as 40,000 muskets a year for his Grande Armee. For this, Beretta was awarded a “Good Service Certificate” by Napoleon.
This very scarce blunderbuss is one of the few surviving Beretta made military arms from the Napoleonic era. Lockplate is marked “Antonio Beretta / In Gardone”. 25 7/8″ Barrel with flared muzzle having a diameter of 1 3/4″. Pin fastened musket style walnut stock with brass buttplate, triggerguard, sideplate, faceted thimble and pipe. Front triggerguard tang is stamped with a crown over “F” St. Etienne style proof indicating French military use.
Overall, length is 41″. Weight: 10 lbs.