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2136
$805.00

HISTORIC SHOTGUN PRESENTED TO FREDERICK MULLEN, PATTERSON GUARDS, APRIL 21, 1845 AFTER THE NATIVIST RIOTS OF PHILADELPHIA.

SN NSN. Cal. 12ga. Good Quality engraved import shotgun, marked “SPANG & WALLACE, PHILADELPHIA”, fancy dolphin shaped hammers, with 3 1/8″silver presentation plaque, “PRESENTED BY THE / VOLUNTEER COMPANY OF / PATTERSON GUARDS / TO THEIR LATE CAPTAIN / AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT / PHILA APRIL 21 1845”. In May and July 1844, Philadelphia suffered some of the bloodiest rioting of the antebellum period, as anti-immigrant mobs attacked Irish-American homes and Roman Catholic churches before being suppressed by the militia. Captain Frederick Mullen was in command of the “Hibernia Greens” under Maj. General Patterson during these riots and was in militia on rolls several years previous. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall with some orig brown on bbls, functional and smooth clear bores with pitting. Gun has overall old varnish applied. 51077-2 JS (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2136

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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