Flintlock alarm gun – circa 1800


  • £1,450.00
  • €1,675 Euro
  • $1,839 US Dollar

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Flintlock alarm gun – circa 1800

Flintlock alarm gun – circa 1800. Simple flared blunderbuss style barrel and flint-fired musket lock mounted to an unusual wooden casing. The gun has an iron pintle underneath with a sliding trigger bar which allows the forward motion of a tripwire to pull the trigger to fire the gun. The gun also has three iron rings which would have allowed the gamekeeper to set up to three tripwires.


  • H: 30cm (12in)
  • W: 51cm (20in)
  • D: 13cm (5in)


circa 1800

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James Wigington has been dealing in antiques for over 40 years. The family business was established over 100 years ago in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, specialising in arms and armour. In 1932 James’ father moved the business and his family to Stratford upon Avon, occupying a shop opposite Shakespeare’s birthlpace. James’ late father was one of the early members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA). His late brother, Robin also had a shop and museum in Stratford, dealing in arms and amour, including the weapons of Tipu Sultan. Some of the weapons from Robin’s collection sold at Bonhams recently, achieving world record prices in the millions.

James’ own interest quickly grew to include early fishing tackle, antique furniture and works of art. In 2006 James and his wife Jayne built Stratford Armouries which houses a collection of Churchill memorabilia (formerly housed at Bletchley Park), a Wellington bomber exhibition and a small collection of antiques which he has for sale.

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