J Canglman, Germany, 1779
J Canglman, Germany, 1779.
With thanks to Beth of Amoskeag Auctions, Inc. for permission to post these pics.
The original auction blurb said: ".41 caliber, 26" part round part octagon barrel is copper lined and shows nicely turned ring at transition to round. This gun features a bar action lock with a bold external lock spring. The lock plate is engraved "J. CANGLMAN / 1779". The top of the barrel is engraved with what appears to be the name and address of the maker but it is light and largely illegible. The barrel bears an even brown patina with some scattered patches of light surface oxidation. The lock appears to have been lightly cleaned and is a silver gray color with its markings remaining clear and legible. The square shaped plunger is missing. The stock has an early style with raised carving around barrel tang and tailpipe. The condition of the stock is very good as refinished and with a repair beneath lock which includes a three inch piece of walnut neatly spliced into place. The stock features a brass trigger guard, buttplate, tailpipe and ramrod thimbles. The sideplate is of iron and the ball reservoir is of copper. Ball bears a pleasing patina and shows some old repairs to seam which are not overly obtrusive. A rare 18th century German air gun."