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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - November 2022

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Sale A1122 Lot 513

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A .750 BOER BOBBEJAANBOUD (BABOON'S THIGH) PERCUSSION MUSKET, CIRCA 1850, no visible serial number,
39in. round barrel with the last 3ins. being octagonal, stamped with Birmingham proofs, small dovetailed blade front-sight, the breech fitted with a fixed block vee-sight, borderline engraved side-action lock of Lovell's Pattern 1842 type, fitted with double set-triggers, brass mounted full walnut stock with typical heavy club butt with raised cheek rest, complete with its brass ramrod, probably original

Provenance: The bobbejaanboud was the weapon of the South African Boers and its design unique to them, apparently the shape of the butt gained it its nickname. It was designed to be heavy and strong to survive rough usage on the veldt



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Estimate £200-300




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