Object Title

Flintlock sporting gun - By Joaquin Celaya

Flintlock sporting gun - By Joaquin Celaya

Date

1745

Object Number

XII.11314

Provenance

Purchased from Andrew Lumley, 57, Radnor Walk, London SW3 4BJ. 19 February 1993. Formerly Deposit. A168/2

Physical Description

This gun is of fine quality with the lock incorperating a hidden safety bolt. The swan neck cock is fitted with Spanish stle jaws. The decoration is an engraved hunter sitting holding his gun with his dog at his feet. the tail is decorated with an engraved trophy incorporating a stags head. Celaya's gold monogram is inset between the steel spring.
The stock is of spanish walnut and is fitted with steel furniture, two barrel hopps held by slides, a decorated triggerguard and a stell buttplate. The stock is also fitted with a padded cloth cheek pad in green.
The blued barrel is octagonal into round with a gold foresight. The breech is inset, in gold, with Celaya's monogram and motif

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 51 .75 in (1317 mm), Barrel length: 37 in (940 mm), Weight: 2.710 Kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

18 bore (.629 in )

Inscriptions and Marks

Inset monograms for Celaya

Associations

Notes

Joaquin Celaya was appointed honorary gunmaker to Fernando VI on 24 November 1747. He was later raised to the regular position on 1 January 1749. he died on 17 February 1760.