Patrick Mullin 8 Gauge $4950 Patrick Mullin 8 Gauge muzzleloader with 33" barrels in extremely fine original and museum quality condition. Unchoked smooth bore barrels measuring .822 at the muzzle on both sides. Damascus pattern remains at 100% and looks the same under the forend. Birmingham English proofed reciever retains 98% original case colors. The lockplates, trigger guard and hammers exhibit tasteful border engraving with more intricate engraving on the forend escutchions, forend tip, and floorplate in front of the trigger guard. All screws are engraved. Stock is English Walnut and exhibits meticulous inletting. Ramrod appears to be rosewood with brass ends. 11lb 5oz Mr. Mullin was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland in 1814. He trained in the Dublin and London gun trade before coming to the United States. He lived in Flatbush and built fine guns at 36 Maiden Lane, New York City circa 1850-1870. His guns sold at that time for $400-$1000 to men of means who required only the finest workmanship that money could buy. He was considered somewhat of an eccentric who was well read and intellectual but only willing to build guns for those he knew would appreciate and care for them. News of his death was published in the New York Times December16, 1895. " He turned out guns of his own handiwork that were unsurpassed in excellence"