Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By H. Crips

Flintlock muzzle-loading blunderbuss - By H. Crips

Date

about 1675

Object Number

XII.270

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. One of the weapons taken from the Charnock conspirators.

Physical Description

Brass barrel octagonal at the breech where it is engraved with foliage, and flaring slightly at the muzzle. There is a raised moulding cut with a sighting notch at the base of the breech. Lock with rounded lockplate and swan necked cock, engraved with scrolling foliage and with the name of the maker H.Crips. Brass mounts, the screw-plate of open scroll pattern. The ramrod with brass capped tip is preserved.

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength17 in.
BarrelLength432 mm
OverallWeight2.8 kg
OverallWeight6.3 lb oz

Component parts

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

1.45 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
H.CRIPS
Lockplate
Engraved
Proof marks
London proof
Barrel
Stamped

Associations

Notes

For slip see XII.270 A