An Early Single Barrelled Flintlock Sporting Gun by Segalas.
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54” overall, 39” 20 bore octagonal to round Spanish barrel, silver blade foresight, rounded banana shaped border engraved bolted lock signed “Segalas London” with bridal on pan, plain frizzen with curly tail. Walnut full stock, iron butt plate, trigger guard with floral finial, floral iron side plate. Barrel retained by three slides, three ramrod pipes, original ramrod with horn tip and worm.
A plain gun in very good condition, no proof marks.Israel Segalas French Huguenot gunmaker c1715-37 succeed by his widow Elizabeth 1738-47 and in turn his son also Israel 1745-63. Apprenticed to Lewis Barbar 1729-45