Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military blunderbuss - Model 1781 Trombon (Steugewehr)

Flintlock muzzle-loading military blunderbuss - Model 1781 Trombon (Steugewehr)

Date

1781

Object Number

XII.2164

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

BarrelLength25.83inches
BarrelLength656mm
OverallLength1034mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.96 in x 1.73 in

Associations

Places Austria

Notes

The first of these arms was the Model 1759, and this was the second and last model. They were issued to 12 men in each cuirassier squadroon, and were intended to fire a charge of 12 balls. Both models were withdrawn in 1798.