Unknown manufacturer of a 2’ musket

Jul 30, 2022. 17:19 UTC
Unknown manufacturer of a 2’ musket
United States of America

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For sale

Hand carved stock with metal inlays. Decorated metal and what looks to be hand made mechanisms. Heavy in weight and appears functional.


Approximately 2’ in length



Answered within about 15 hours
Jul 31, 08:07 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$700 - $1,400 USD

Insurance Value

$2,100 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Stephan,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be an Ottoman blunderbuss with a flintlock lock and 2' length. The barrel is decorated with calligraphic etchings and the lock appears to be a European import. The stock is decorated with probably brass inlay work. This piece was made in the late 18th or more probably in the first half of the 19th century.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in medium condition and no severe damage is visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 700 to 1400 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

Stephan v jablonski Jul 31, 13:10 UTC

Thank you George!
May ask how I could go about selling it?

George Aug 01, 07:45 UTC

Dear Stephan,

Thank you for your inquiry about consigning through Mearto. When you submitted your item to us for appraisal, did you select "yes" or "maybe" when you were asked if it was for sale? If so, your item automatically entered a database, which is accessed by a number of regional and international auction houses actively seeking new items for consignment. If there is any interest, they will contact you directly through our platform. You will receive an email notification if one of them makes an inquiry. If you selected "no" when asked if the item was for sale, you can change this so that your item enters the database. Just visit "my collection," select the item, then click the "edit item" button at the top of the page. On the resulting page, click "yes" or "maybe" to answer the question: "Are you looking to sell this item?" Good luck and if there's anything else I can do to help, please just let me know!

With kind regards,

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