Founded in 1998, PAUL M. AMBROSE ANTIQUES specializes in the sale of high quality, original European and American, Antique Guns, Antique firearms and Antique weapons. Created with the customer in mind, it is our duty to provide the customer with the honesty and integrity he or she deserves. Too often, in today's business world, this is not always the practice. I have been an avid collector of antiques, particularly firearms, for more than thirty-five years; and like all collectors, I expect my purchases to be accurately described and fairly priced. I believe that my business is a reflection of this commitment and I'm sure you will too.

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A FINE+ REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH FLINTLOCK FOWLER, by “ALLEVIN a’ PARIS”, ca. 1770: In overall fine+, generally untouched original flintlock condition. Very Fine quality, 39 1/2", octagonal-to-round, smoothbore, key-fastened, .65 caliber (20 Ga.) barrel with a fine wedding-band barrel-transition, a deeply fluted breech-top and a scroll-engraved barrel-tang. Complete with its silver fore-sight and retains a fine touch-hole and bore. Retains smooth steel surfaces with sharp contours and a smooth silver-gray age patina with light scattered discoloration. Molded and finely carved, nicely figured, French walnut fullstock of classic French rococo form, ca. 1750 with a classic "Roman-Nose" buttstock with a sculpted and deeply fluted comb, a delicate wrist and a fine quality, relief carved, floral bouquet, around the barrel tang. Of classic French-Rococo form, as made with a cushioned black-green velvet "pillow type" cheek-piece with choice velvet surfaces and all of its original securing-tacks. Also, adorned with raised carved teardrop accents, around the sideplate and lock mortises. Finely etched and engraved, full steel mounts with lightly-toned, smooth, gray-colored, steel surfaces and some expected light discoloration and light wear. The trigger-guard with a finely sculpted and engraved urn-type forward finial and an engraved bow, en suite. A finely chiseled and fully engraved, openwork, rococo vine scroll sideplate with finely contoured/sculpted surfaces and both of its engraved sidebolts. Finely engraved butt-plate with a martial-themed chiseled top finial with an engraved "Stand of Arms". Three (3), engraved, barrel-type ramrod pipes and complete with its horn-tip wooden ramrod. Floral scroll-engraved, flat & bevelled lock/mechanism with 75% bright finish and matching steel surfaces. Signed, under the bridle-less powder-pan and a visible “ALLEVIN a’ PARI” maker’s signature and address, for the noted Parisian Jean Baptiste Claude Allevin who was a noted member of the "Allevin" gunsmithing family; and worked at 116 rue de la Verrerie, ca. 1750-1796. Allevin was recorded as an Arms maker, Pryotechitian and Artillery maker. He also, later worked a Versailles. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1. pg. 15). In mechanically functional order with fine timing and strong mainspring and complete with its original lock components, including its engraved, gooseneck hammer and rounded back frizzen and its teardrop finial frizzen-spring, en suite. In overall fine+ generally untouched condition with choice iron, wooden and velvet surfaces. The barrel with sharp contours, some scattered discoloration, a fine touch-hole and fine steel surfaces with some isolated patches of discoloration/fine light salt & pepper. The stock with fine quality rococo carvings, a nicely appointed velvet cheek-piece/rest with choice velvet surfaces. Retains 90%+ finish with sharp contours, several minor tight hairlines/repairs, sliver losses and expected small abrasions and signs of use. The lock with 75%+ "bright" finish, slightly worn engravings, its original components and fine timing. The steel mounts, en suite with classic French rococo floral engravings. A very nice example of a fine quality Rococo Period Parisian Made French Flintlock Fowler, ca. 1750. In original flintlock configuration. Overall length, 55 1/4”. For a similar example, please see C. Blair’s: “European & American Arms 1100-1850”. ***Recently acquired from a prominent Litchfield, Conn. Estate Collection.

Price: $7,750.00

Paul M. Ambrose
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Monroe, CT 06468

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