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Blunderbuss - Bellmouth, John Collis, Oxford, circa 1790 Object Reg. No: ST 021845

Flintlock blunderbuss, cal. 29mm at muzzle, steel smooth bore bellmouthed half octagonal half round barrel, 37.60cm long, with sprung triangular bayonet, 27.60cm long, mounted on barrel upper, bayonet catch at muzzle defective, tang screw missing.

Made by John Collis, Oxford, circa 1790. John Collis was active between1782 and 1792.
Steel side lock and swan-necked hammer with sliding saftey catch on R.H. side, brass oval triggerguard with plain extensions, no sideplate and brass butt plate. Barrel secured by two barrel keys, two brass ramrod tubes, steel tipped wooden ramrod. Wooden stock extends almost to muzzle, split in stock at rear of triggerguard through both sides.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 18.80 cm (Height), 6.30 cm (Width), 77.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 37.60cm; length with bayonet folded: 77.00cm; length with bayonet extended: 109.00cm

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Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Engraved on lockplate: Collis
Engraved on barrel top: Oxford
Stamped on barrel upper L.H.side with British proofmarks.
Manufacturer: John Collis (Gunsmiths), Oxford, England, Great Britain, circa 1790
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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