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Blunderbuss - Bellmouth, John Twigg, London, circa 1780 Object Reg. No: ST 021843

Flintlock blunderbuss, cal. 29mm at muzzle, steel smooth bore round bellmouthed damascus barrel, 36.00cm long, with sprung triangular bayonet, 27.60cm long, mounted on barrel upper, bayonet catch at muzzle missing. Made by John Twigg, London, circa 1780.
Steel side lock and swan-necked hammer with sliding saftey catch on R.H. side, brass oval triggerguard with pineapple extensions and foliate engraving, no sideplate and brass butt plate. Barrel secured by two barrel keys, two brass ramrod tubes, horn tipped wooden ramrod. Wooden stock extends to muzzle, wrist chequered, vacant nickel silver escutchen behind tang, split in stock lower through both sides.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19.20 cm (Height), 5.30 cm (Width), 77.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 36.00cm; length with bayonet folded: 77.80cm; length with bayonet extended: 109.30cm

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Tagged with: blunderbusses, rifles muskets british, -1
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, Arms Collection, John Fox Twigg, Gunmaker, London (1732-1792), William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on lockplate: TWIGG
Stampd on barrel upper LONDON
Manufacturer: Mr John Twigg, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1780
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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