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Blunderbuss - Britain, circa 1800-1830 Object Reg. No: ST 021847

Summary:
Percussion blunderbuss, cal. 36mm at muzzle, brass smooth bore bellmouthed round barrel with decorative band and end of foreend, 41.00cm long. Made in Great Britain, early 19th century.
Description:
Steel lockplate and hammer with light foliate engraving, foliate engraving to steel barrel tang, brass oval triggerguard with finial extensions and engraving, no sideplate, brass butt plate with engraving and vacant nickel silver escutcheon behind tang. Barrel secured by two barrel pins, one brass ramrod tube, steel tipped wooden ramrod. Wooden stock with chequering at wrist extends almost to muzzle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 41.00cm

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Tagged with: blunderbusses, blunderbusses british
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: Stamped on barrel L.H.side with British proofmarks.
Place & Date Made: England, Great Britain, 1800-1830
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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